Former: Smooth Long Shank Bulldog

Product Number: 002-017-0252

Bent or straight the Bulldog has been a shape we've seen few of and far between from Former. One upshot of this, oddly enough, is variety; few in number as the Former Bulldogs we've seen may be, none so far have been repeats of the same design. With this one, Former has clearly gone for something long, tall, and quick in style, combining the old Bulldog with the height of a Stack, the cant of a Belge or Cutty, and the shank-length of a Canadian. Despite the lack of any easily spotted taper to the shank, something there and in the stem has a really streamlined, direct swiftness about it. While I can't define what causes it, I can say this: without that particular look to shank and stem, the bowl, as lovely as it is, just wouldn't work half as well. Usually a canted bowl is used in a shape to give the design energy, but in this case Former seems to have made a design where the canted bowl is riding along on the energy of the transition, shank, and stem themselves.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.18 in./156.97 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.41 in./61.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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