Clark Layton: Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Magnum Lovat

Product Number: 002-781-0004

When asked about his style, Clark Layton described it as "this and that", explaining that since much of his work has been made on commission, style has really tended to be determined by what his customer desired. It isn't surprising then that even within just the six pipes of this batch, we can count pipes sweeping and extra-long of shank, short but complex in asymmetry, light and straightforwardly classic... and in this case classic but pretty damn Brobdingnagian. Given the scale of this Lovat, Clark may have chosen strawberry wood over briar to cut weight a bit, but I suspect it was more likely a matter of texture. A good sandblast combined with this medium's tendency towards wilder grain really does make for a surface as dramatic in its features as this Lovat is in height, breadth, depth, and length.

- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 7.50 in./190.50 mm.
  • Weight: 3.10 oz./87.88 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.55 in./64.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.13 in./54.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.98 in./24.89 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Strawberry Wood
  • Country: United States
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