Flávia Rodrigues: Sandblasted Brandy with Horn
Product Number: 002-839-0008
Drawing much of her pipemaking inspiration from the natural world, Flávia Rodrigues produces pipes with a slightly organic appeal that are still steeped in traditional shaping cues. Take this Brandy for example, the arrow straight shank and stem combine stoically with the firm-heeled, tapering bowl up front, yet the Brazilian carver has fitted a ferrule of natural horn at the shank end, imbuing the piece with a decidedly rustic motif especially when combined with the textured sandblast of the stummel. Said finish showcases a stunning array of deeply set, grooved ring grain that testifies to Flávia's diligent tutelage under Martelo's Gustavo Cunha. It also displays her penchant for the Danish tradition — the tapered bowl being topped with a warm-stained, smooth polished rim contrasted against the stummel's dark stain, though the blast is certainly much deeper and craggier than many a Danish rendition of the same finish.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Brandy
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Brazil