John He: Smooth Long Shank Pear Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-818-0002

The Pear is the less-often-seen cousin of the Acorn, softer in appearance, with less of the sharp heel that is often paired to the latter. Here, John He has rendered it with a plump, softly-rounded bowl, its steep taper not coming to a sharp base, but flowing smoothly into the slightly tucked transition, the shank flaring once more at its end. It's been finished in a warm, darker contrast, the lines of its flame grain vivid on both bowl and shank, with just a small spot of natural plateau at the rim — not just to add texture, but to echo the plateau shank face at the rear. To further emphasize its lean proportions, it's been topped with a sleek saddle stem, the base of which has been angled and cut to gently waver with the end of the shank, a style of continuing the lines of a piece that He seems to accomplish with aplomb.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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