Former: Sandblasted Apple

Product Number: 002-017-0362

Former has self-identified as an enthusiastic fan of the Apple shape, smoking them often himself and returning to the design again and again in his portfolio. This rendition is a remarkably broad interpretation with a ponderous heel and a low visual center of gravity, contributed to by the dark stain and jet-black stem. The curves of the flanks hint at a Tomato shape through the waistline located at the top of the transition, but it's only a subtle hint, and make no mistake, Former knows what he's doing. That almost subliminal implication serves to lower the center of gravity further, resulting in a robust and impressive Apple.

The bowl's orientation is for cross grain, and dimpled birdseye dominates the left side while a circle of birdseye on the right is surrounded by concentric rings, leaving vertical grooves of grain riding the fore and aft. The rim has been left smooth and angled inward toward the tobacco chamber, and stained a dark ruby hue for the only color contrast on this thematically black composition.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.97 in./126.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.68 oz./47.63 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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