Ken Dederichs: Sandblasted Mushroom with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-806-0013

A low-slung, forward-rushing Mushroom design, this offering from Ken'ichiro Dederichs captures the Germany-based, Japanese carver's appreciation for Danish school and organic motifs. The overall form here is quite compact, practically a nosewarmer yet maintaining a hearty substance in hand — the bowl being particularly broad with a hearty firmness thanks to the Rhodesian-like ridgeline below the rim. A generous dose of natural plateau interrupts the implied line of the rim, elevating its organic style and accenting the profile with negative space that's echoed by the use of a saddle stem out back. Further complementing that organicism, it's dressed warm, earthy stain against a low-profile, Danish-style sandblast that maintains the underside's consistent arc from shank end to the fore of the bowl, the downward turn of the stem effortlessly counteracting the heel's upward turn. A beautiful, pocket-friendly briar from Ken.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.92 in./124.97 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.00 in./25.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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