Jared Coles: Smooth Acorn with Osage Orange

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
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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
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