Larry Roush: Partially Sandblasted Dublin with Silver (S4) (2485)
Product Number: 002-830-0023
Larry Roush is widely regarded in the pipe world for his robust style and recognizable conventions of strongly tapered shanks and almost Italian neoclassic sense of proportions, not to mention that the man does his own exquisite silver work, often accompanied with cumberland stems to accented expertly executed sandblasts. This straight Dublin, though, deviates somewhat from a few of those Roush-isms. Firstly, this straight Dublin caters more toward the classic English shaping tradition, and secondly, it's a smaller piece compared to the American artisan's overall portfolio, on par with about a Group 3 or 4. The idea for this piece came from Larry's love and appreciation for the work of factory-made English and French pipes of yesteryear. It just so happened, that Roush had blocks of old-stock briar for which he had yet to find a use. Being smaller blocks, this batch of old-stock offered the perfect chance to fashion homages to these respected marques of old.
Shape-wise, this piece was seemingly plucked straight from an old Anglo-French shape chart — arrow straight of shank and stem, with a muscular, slightly flared bowl up front. While the overall size makes it one of Larry's smaller pieces, it by no means lacks in his typically stout proportions, featuring plenty of insulation to its chamber. Dressed in a sandblast that highlights concentric, stacked ripples of ring grain, it's accented with Roush's typical use of silver and cumberland, whose warm hues match beautifully with the auburn-stained, smooth rim: thoroughly a Larry Roush pipe, yet one that exemplifies the carver's ability to riff off of his own personal style.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States