Li Zhesong: Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Bamboo Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-703-0026

As much as is written covering the style of various pipemakers' work, there's more than line and form that can make an artisan's output stand out. There is weight, for example. Li Zhesong does not make featherweight pipes his exclusive focus, and style-wise his work covers everything from the purely smoothly contoured to the crisp and jaunty, and from the asymmetrical freehand to the classic. Yet he is one of the first artisans I would point to if someone said they were looking for a pipe that's both very nice to look at, and very light.

At under 24 grams this bent Dublin with bamboo is so far the lightest Li Zhesong creation we've carried — but not by a whole lot. Along with weighing little more than the average tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor), it is also very dashing in style, with a sweeping rim and an eager stance of the bowl, balanced by just the right length and angle of transition, shank, and stem.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 0.83 oz./23.59 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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