Chris Asteriou: Sandblasted Oversized Strawberry Wood Lovat with Silver (108/18)
Product Number: 002-540-0108
Strawberry wood is one of the lesser-seen materials in modern pipemaking, though when it is put to good use, it provides some stunning results. This Chris Asteriou piece combines not only his skill with classic shapes, but his skill with the alternative medium, offering up a particularly muscular rendition of the Lovat. The sandblast does its job splendidly, showing off the wild and unusual lines of grain inherent to strawberry wood, and offers a texture in hand that is one of the most craggy I've come across. The ultra-dark stain, on the other hand, emphasizes the shape, its proportions perfectly balanced even in a large scale, giving it a bit of that dress pipe elegance that has become so iconic. Add to that a band of sterling silver, and this is a piece it will be difficult to pass up.- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.33 in./160.78 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.76 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.42 in./61.47 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Lovat
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Strawberry Wood
- Country: Greece