Chris Asteriou: Sandblasted Asymmetrical Bent Dublin with Corian (1316) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-540-0214

A Greek artisan with a background in architecture, Chris Asteriou leverages his design acumen, innovative creative, and pristine craftsmanship to fashion stunning smoking pipes of supreme quality. His appreciation for iconic classic shapes and historic artisan pipe makers results in a vast portfolio that spans the aesthetic spectrum, from timeless traditional shapes to more evocative, avant-garde Freehands.

In the past, when Asteriou has crafted a Dublin, it has hewed to Danish- and Japanese-inspired variants often marked by bamboo, soft lines, and slender proportions. This piece, however, is quite distinctive within that milieu, eschewing gentle lines for a more rigid, angular construction and elevated further by tasteful asymmetry. Resembling the Skater design, this pipe features a forward canted bowl tapering to a slightly pointed heel in profile. Ridgelines along the shank's inform the flattened underside and pointed heel, and that architectural motif contrasts against the smooth-flowing transition — the only soft, gradual curve in the composition. For the bowl, Chris has shaped the right side higher than the left, ensuring that the briar's grain is maintained, and the rim is left smooth and lighter of stain to contrast the rest of the stummel's reddish sandblast. Lastly, a vivid accent of Corian elevated the stem base, providing a nearly translucent tone that's somewhere between Ivorite and horn for an aesthetic altogether its own.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.02 in./127.51 mm.
  • Weight: 1.38 oz./39.01 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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