Gabriele: Sandblasted Cherrywood (Turtle)

Product Number: 002-533-0036

The Cherrywood has long been one of my favorite sitter forms. Shy of the classic Poker, it's hard to find a more stable sitter, and it seems to lend itself to far greater breadth of interpretations than its more staid cousins. Unlike the Poker, however, I rarely see Cherrywoods run smaller than (say) a medium. Tom Eltang created a petite Poker and it became a perennial best seller, but where are the sub-one oz. Cherrywoods? At the moment, right in front of you. The tapered cylinder of the bowl looks almost like something you would find near a forest clearing and the smooth, softly domed, birdseye-laden rim adds charming hints of a mushroom. Gabriele went softer, more 'Danish' with this sandblast, coaxing out a spectacular grain with a minimum of wood removal; to my mind a perfect choice, an uber-craggy blast on such petite platform would have diminished much of its spirit.

--R. 'Bear' Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.88 in./123.95 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy

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