Gabriele: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Masur Birch (Turtle)

Product Number: 002-533-0100

Gabriele dal Fiume is an Italian pipemaker, though his sensibilities seem to fuse certain aspects of both the Italian and Danish schools. The carver has a penchant for graceful feats of curve, applied to often bowl-centric forms imbued with low-set waistlines, and this bent Apple makes for a rather fitting example of his style. It's a bit more compact than it seems to proportionally indicate from the photographs, though the chamber offers plenty of room within, framed as it is by a subtly chamfered rim. Finished in a striking contrast over top a beautiful, fairly low-profile sandblast, rippling rings of grain is the order of the day, complemented by a ring accent of lovely masur birch. Topped with a cumberland saddle bit, I can readily imagine this smoker won't take too long to make it into someone's collection.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 3.95 in./100.33 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.19 in./30.23 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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