Joura: Smooth Bent Pot (Infinity D) (1994)

Product Number: 002-193-0132

Though the overall profile of this bent Pot from Karlheinz Joura remains fairly true to the classic design, the bowl being squat and the chamber broad, it does feature a unique dose of paneling along the underside. A singular, rounded ridgeline through the middle divides the bottom of the shank and heel into two sloping panels that, when viewed head on, give the impression of a boat's keel. It calls to mind the Danish school, specifically the work of Poul Ilsted. However, Joura's work here is more reserved; whereas as Ilsted would have paneled the whole shank. The aesthetic does well to match the firmness of the bowl and accentuate the piece's fast dynamism afforded by the slight bend of the stem and the bowl's forward cant. With a honey-blonde stain, Joura has kept the palette conservative, highlighting the gorgeous, contrast-stained flame grain, and as an added bonus, this piece was fashioned from a block of briar that Karlheinz acquired in 1994, meaning it benefits from over two decades of aging. Gorgeous shaping meets quality briar.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.08 in./129.03 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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