Ken Dederichs: Smooth Bent Apple

Product Number: 002-806-0003

Though quite smooth and fairly straightforward, this bent Apple still showcases Ken Dederich's signature artistic flair. Compared to much of his other work, it exhibits a strong Danish influence, particularly in the light, lifting gesture of the heel, creating a soft, ballooning sort of Acorn-like bowl, itself lent a touch of the organic through a kiss of plateau around the inner rim. The subtle sweep to the transition, likewise, reinforces this theme, but the way he's handled the shank sets it apart from similar, Danish-informed designs. Simply put, this style of pinched, oval shank is a Dederich's signature, one characterized by a strong, flourishing flare in the cross-section as it approaches the mouthpiece. We've seen it across a number of his iconic forms, and it works quite well here, adding just a touch of extra dynamism to the otherwise smooth and controlled shape.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.71 in./119.63 mm.
  • Weight: 1.66 oz./47.17 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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