Chris Asteriou: Smooth Chubby Tomato (98/17)

Product Number: 002-540-0083

Broad and organic, this Tomato from Chris Asteriou is almost as wide as it is high. Contrast stain highlights the multiple grain orientations. A curious spur at the bottom of the shank, just behind the heel, is angled to match the grain. Asteriou tends to use these spurs often, and they lend further dimension to an already engrossing pipe. The mouthpiece is rounded at the shank, then steps down to a flat saddle bit, rendering all of the visual weight on the stummel. The bowl is slightly asymmetrical, with its long axis at the 10:00 and 3:00 positions. Remarkably comfortable in the hand, with grain you could lose yourself in, it's a compact piece that no one will expect you to pull from your jacket pocket. And it sits easily on a flat surface.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.00 in./127.00 mm.
  • Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.09 in./27.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.26 in./57.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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