John He: Smooth Asymmetic Bent Apple Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-818-0004
On the surface, this is a style we've seen before: a plump bowl, a sleek stretch of shank, and a thin, crisp stem. When viewed from above, however, its asymmetry becomes clear — the right side of the bowl having a touch more breadth, while the stem curves delicately to the left. It creates a soft wave, bringing to mind a slow-flowing body of water, as well as the remarkable skill John He uses to create subtle, yet stunning changes in an otherwise very traditional shape — and all, too, without sacrificing anything in the way of grain. Indeed, the bowl of this Apple is replete with dense flame grain, neatly concentrated around the waistline.- Rachel DuBose
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.75 in./120.65 mm.
- Weight: 1.22 oz./34.47 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: China