Chris Asteriou: Smooth Long Shank Tomato (97/17)

Product Number: 002-540-0082

Chris Asteriou can make a classic pipe. Perhaps that's why he's so good at more unusual shapes, such as this &@8281; he's mastered the fundamentals, knows how lines and proportion work, and has expanded upon those tenets to produce marvelous freehands with the same exacting precision as traditional pieces. In this cross-grain piece, we see a somewhat bulbous bowl with crisp transition to an expanding shank, and terminating with a short saddle stem. The sharp ridge lines at the top and bottom right-side of the shank provide additional tactile and visual interest, and demarcate the grain on the right side. Comfortable and stunning.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.36 in./136.14 mm.
  • Weight: 1.54 oz./43.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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