Il Duca: Sandblasted Pencil Shank Pot (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0407

The pairing of pencil shank and Pot bowl in this piece from Max Rimensi makes for a pipe that pits two completely opposite shaping cues against each other. On the one hand, the slender, streamlined shank and stem combination offer a sleek, diminutive aesthetic. In contrast, the squat, bulbous nature of the bowl adds a bold, stolid presence. The paradoxical pairing works well here, making for a piece that's at once substantial in hand and thick of insulating walls while remaining impressively lightweight and marked by a refined sense of elegance in profile. With a metal tenon and craggy sandblast, this piece testifies to Il Duca's quality craftsmanship and gorgeous finishing, all dressed in one of Max's more vibrant contrast stains — a bright ochre hue overlaid with darker brown hues, like a summer squash that's been deliciously grilled.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.74 in./145.80 mm.
  • Weight: 0.99 oz./28.12 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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