David Huber: Smooth Flounder (2319) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-755-0038

A fish-inspired piece both in name and form, this Flounder from David Huber plays with perspective and utilizes one of his conventional features: a slender, vertically pinched shank. The shank is most often seen characterizing the American carver's signature Razor Egg shape and is compressed at the flanks to prompt a trim design when viewed from above. It's in this feature that Huber plays with the shape depending on the vantage point from which it's viewed — in profile, the shank is broadly splayed, reminiscent of the wide body of the fish for which it's named and boasting a high level of forward momentum in the shank's subtle curl and forward posture of the chamber. From above, though, the design takes on a much more streamlined aesthetic, accentuating the plump, Ball-like bowl up front. It's all marked by an absolutely stunning cross-grain pattern. Dressing it in a vibrant contrast stain, David has highlighted dense seas of birdseye at the flanks, the right side kissed with a tiny section of plateau that blends seamlessly with the swirling whorls of grain and is only readily apparent in hand.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
  • Weight: 2.27 oz./64.41 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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