Ken Dederichs: Smooth Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-806-0040

Those familiar with the work of Ken Dederichs have probably noticed that the Germany-based artisan rarely renders straight designs. That said, however, neither does he often fashion dramatically bent shapes. Instead, Ken's pipes often exude the elegant sinuosity personified by this bent Dublin. A lithe flow is evident through the shank and stem, and yet the button and transition remain on the same plane, creating the effect that while the pipe is clearly bent it also exhibits the posture and poise of a straight pipe, paradoxically so. That noticeable but slight S-curve imbues the profile of this pipe with forward-urging momentum and dynamism that flows naturally into the bowl's forward cant — the line of the bowl's fore pitched forward dramatically compared to the aft line's more upright stance. As far as Dublin renditions go, this piece is of the more squat, thick-walled variety, prioritizing breadth and chamber insulation over height. Such a shaping choice draws focus to the rim's broad smattering of crisp plateau: the result of concise flame grain across the flanks, all highlighted in a rich, chestnut contrast stain.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.89 in./149.61 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.16 in./29.46 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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