Il Duca: Duca Smooth Bent Egg with Plateau (D)

Product Number: 002-427-0302

A smooth-flowing and rather tight-knit briar from Max Rimensi, this bent Egg is all about hiding a fairly complex design within a minimalist presentation. In profile, it seems smooth and continuous, following a beautiful, arcing curve along the underside. In hand, and from the smoker's perspective, however, you'll notice it's much more complex than it appears. The flanks, for example, are pinched, creating an oval or eye-shaped rim that bevels inward toward the chamber only slightly. And then there's the subtle teardrop running from shank end all the way through the heel to a patch of craggy plateau along the fore. By keeping the rest of the elements in the composition fairly neat and conservative, sans an sort of flourishing or flare, Max has really brought these little complexities into the spotlight, giving them the reigns to drive the entire entire piece. Beautiful work from Max.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.89 in./124.21 mm.
  • Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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