Geiger: Smooth Reverse Calabash Rhodesian Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-564-0034

Defined by a tight curling gesture at the underside, this reverse Calabash Rhodesian from Sara and Love Geiger is a powerful number. It's stout, yet fluid, the muscular shank tapering from a broad, domed face to a neatly pinched transition, and from there, to the elegantly asymmetrical bowl. There's a bit of undulation to the softly-inflated rim, with a wavy surface giving way to rightward-ebbing ridges at the aft and fore, evoking the look of a frozen body of water caught in the midst of a particularly choppy current, while also calling to mind the work of Kei-ichi Gotoh.

As for the grain, it's nothing short of spectacular. With nary a line out of place, flame guides the eye up the left flank to a crisp beadline ridge, and subsequently to a rim thoroughly packed with birdseye. The more softly-shaped right flank seems to lend the whorls the appearance of cascading off the edge of a flat earth, careening down to the flame below. Brilliant work.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.97 in./126.24 mm.
  • Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.08 in./27.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Sweden
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