Dirk Heinemann: Partially Sandblasted Cuban Reverse Calabash

Product Number: 002-793-0037

Dirk Heinemann's Cuban design combines reverse Calabash engineering with a cigar-like smoking posture, not unlike the German carver's Tuban shape. The stummel itself forgoes any traditional semblance of bowl or shank, instead emulating the silhouette of a stout Torpedo cigar — the chamber pitched almost completely horizontal. The bent stem allows for a more natural smoking posture and also keeps the chamber elevated enough to ensure none of its contents spill out. Such a cigar-like aesthetic fits with the Cuban name and likens it to Dirk's other Cigar-inspired shape, the Tuban; however, the Cuban differs in one noticeable aspect, apart from the reverse Calabash cooling chamber at the mortise: The Cuban features a carved channel across its midsection, shaped for optimal ergonomics and allowing the pipe to be held similar to how one would pinch a cigar. In this rendition, that carved channel is finished smooth for maximum comfort and handsome contrast against the rest of stummel's dark-stained sandblast. A highly creative and compact design, this Cuban by Dirk Heinemann is ideal for quick, on-the-go smoking sessions.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 3.44 in./87.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.85 in./72.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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