Gabriele: Sandblasted Poker with Bamboo (Turtle) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-533-0117
This Poker design is one of Gabriele Dal Fiume's most recognized and celebrated shapes. While the classic form is maintained by a raised transition, flattened heel, and sturdy-sitting disposition, the Italian carver adds a playful touch at the bowl — slightly curling it forward. This particular example doesn't exhibit the strongest of forward curls, compared to other renditions, but the aesthetic is still well-represented by the fore's arcing nature and the canted posture of the piece as a whole. Further commending the composition is a shank extension of bamboo, offering color contrast against the earthy stain of the stummel. It's connected to a cumberland stem whose hues complement the contrast-stained briar's ruddy tones. Compact and impressively lightweight, this is a pipe fit for everyday, offering the convenience and comfort of a pocket pipe, all with the finishing and engineering quality of a talented artisan carver.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.63 in./16.00 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy