Il Duca: Sandblasted Morta Apple (B)

Product Number: 002-427-0567

This Apple from Max Rimensi showcases the artisan's penchant for crafting shapes out of morta, an elegant, heat-resistant material composed of semi-petrified bog oak that when sandblasted like this piece is, renders unique, wave-like striations in the stummel that are consistent and mesmerizing. With a supple curvature and soft features, the bulbous bowl sits pertly at the front of this pipe, its petite stature bolstered by a svelte shank that gradually flares to a wide face, nicely accented by a band of green and black vulcanite. The expanding shank face acts as subtle counterbalance to the gentle roundness of the bowl, adding a crisp demarcation that separates the lively curvature up front from the definitive punctuation of the saddle stem out back. Striking quite an elegant, refined profile, the sleek lines of the pipe draw the eye from rim to bit, the dark sandblasted finish leaving plenty of rich detail to admire.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.87 in./123.70 mm.
  • Weight: 1.52 oz./43.09 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: Italy
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