Jared Coles: Smooth Acorn with Osage Orange Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-738-0073
Jared Coles is an American, California-based carver who is equally at home with traditional shapes and creative, organic renditions such as this Acorn. A bulbous bowl expands as it rises, curving at the top to a rim of undulating, craggy plateau, following the briar perfectly to bring out tight striations of flame grain all around. The heel is demarcated by a wrapping ridgeline, a feature that continues and runs up the shank, forming the fore of a rounded panel on the underside and discrete panels on both flanks. The shaping provides a comforting presence in hand and plenty of room for thumb draping over the shank's rounded top.
The stummel is dressed in a smooth finish and handsome contrast stain, bringing out not only the aforementioned flame grain but a dense field of birdseye on the lower panel. An accent of lighter osage orange wood adds contrast at shank end, with an abbreviated split stem configuration giving way to a lithe vulcanite mouthpiece that curls down just slightly for a comfortable smoke.- Joel Balyeat
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.89 in./124.21 mm.
- Weight: 2.32 oz./65.77 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States