Jody Davis: Sandblasted Long Shank Acorn with Spalted Tamarind (Friar) (A15) (01) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-718-0002

Like the Jody Davis Calla Lilly also appearing in this update, here a long curving gesture is key to the profile. Unlike with the Calla however, in this Acorn, such gesture is rendered in a firmer and more substantial style. Though the Calla Lilly is a Jody Davis signature, this I would consider to be the more overtly American of the two designs, primarily in the manner Jody plays a muscular breadth of rounded shank and steady depth of transition into a bowl that is made to appear trim in comparison. So effective is this that, had I only photographs to go by, at a glance I would have thought the bowl here was actually the daintier of the two. A closer look at the stems however would have given the true difference in scale away — though even then I might have still assumed this sandblast's bowl was, if nothing else, at least narrower at the rim compared to that of the Calla.

It isn't. It is, in fact, considerably wider as well as taller than the Calla's, the latter matching it only in length of rim, and in that measurement only because the Calla sports an elongated bowl design.

Overall, this is no small pipe, nor is it actually, physically thin anywhere but at the saddle stem. Yet such is Jody's skill in handling this shape that he manages to make the whole thing look taut and trim, and quite light on its feet, despite so much of the pipe being thoroughly stout.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.52 in./140.21 mm.
  • Weight: 1.82 oz./51.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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