Ken Dederichs: Sandblasted Bent Egg
Product Number: 002-806-0005
A beautiful fusion of soft Danish lines, muscular German proportions, and Ken's own artistic flair, this bent Egg from Dederichs cuts a powerful, dynamic silhouette in profile — the strong forward cant of the bowl and restrained S-curve creating the illusion of fast, forward-rushing momentum. On closer inspection, the light, lifting heel and pronounced cheeks to either flank remind me of some of Heeschen's work with this shape, only with a stouter, tighter-knit style of transition and a bit of flourish to the shank. Though barely noticeable when viewed in profile, this style of broad, oval shank is something of a signature from the German-based Japanese carver, characterized by its strong, pronounced flare in the cross-section as it approaches the mouthpiece, in turn softened by doming the shank face. Fitting to its muscular form, Ken's finished this one in a low-profile, extra dark, Danish-style sandblast, keeping the lines smooth and well-defined while still bringing out an impressive display of grain.
- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.93 in./125.22 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany