Chris Asteriou: Smooth Rhodesian with Buddha Bamboo (41/17)

Product Number: 002-540-0075

Chris Asteriou has a penchant for spurs. What I mean by that is the Greek carver seems to enjoy lending succinct, crisp, and well-defined points to the heels of many of his shape renditions. From Acorns, to Tomatoes, to this stout, handy Rhodesian here, the seemingly subtle detail always imparts a different sort of disposition to the shape at large. Here it juxtaposes that tidy little point with a broad, almost Saucer-like bowl, along with a stretch of thick Buddha bamboo, balanced in profile by the saddle-stem's canted base. The bamboo's natural rhythm guides the eye to the streamlined bowl, which wears a warm honey-blonde finish. A fairly modern, yet playfully pastoral briar.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.06 in./26.92 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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