David Huber: Partially Sandblasted Nepenthes Slipper (3722) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-755-0087
David Huber is an American carver that takes inspiration from the Danish and Japanese pipe-making traditions, and as such, his work tends be quite organic, prioritizing sculpted lines and precise shaping. Huber began making pipes full-time in 2014 and received guidance in his early days from carvers like Jeff Gracik, Nanna Ivarsson, and Alex Florov.
This Nepenthes Slipper is a truly breathtaking design from Huber, representing his immaculate shaping and finishing work. Inspired by the Nepenthes plant of its namesake, this piece features a horizontally compressed bowl that rises from a firm rounded heel and stands at the fore of a boxy shank and a slender, demurely curved mouthpiece. From every angle, this piece offers a visual treat for the eyes, with firm ridgelines, supple curves, and asymmetrical lines appearing and colliding into one another depending on one's perspective. A touch of plateau along the shank end further heightens the shape's organic character, while a multicolored accent of HyperGlow Confetti along the stem base adds a touch of vibrant color to the pipe's otherwise reserved palette and will glow in the dark. A dual finish as striking and dynamic as the shape itself dresses the stummel, presenting the top of the stummel and the heel in a dark sandblast while the rest of the briar is adorned in an auburn stain that highlights fetching strands of flame grain.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.09 in./154.69 mm.
- Weight: 4.20 oz./119.07 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States