Il Duca: Sandblasted Bent Apple (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0372

For this pipe, Max Rimensi of Il Duca has taken advantage of the natural curvature of the briar burl to provide the under-curve of the pipe, textured in crisp plateau. The remainder of the pipe is sandblasted and contrast stained to emphasize the remarkable grain. With both horizontal growth rings and vertical grain, it highlights the complexity of the briar while maintaining an easy, comfortable shape that seamlessly follows the lines on display. A bent Apple is among the most comfortable pipes to smoke because of how easily it holds and hangs, and this is an excellent example. With a saddle mouthpiece, most of the visual weight is forward, and the slight cant to the bowl emphasizes its subtle sense of forward motion. A longer shank, expanding at the end, provides balance and interest. It will be hard to put this one down.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.89 in./149.61 mm.
  • Weight: 2.56 oz./72.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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