Gregor Lobnik: Smooth Long Shanked Apple with Spalted Maple (Lightning)

Product Number: 002-357-0088

I like this. Specifically, what I really like is the treatment of shank, ferrule, and stem, the first two creating a long, plump, fully rounded shape, the latter-most ending things in a slim and low-profile style. It's a look I've always thought of as "S. Bang-ish", even though I've never been able to find an S. Bang where Per or Ulf actually went this far with it; that is, I've seen Bangs with long, fairly plump shanks ending in a saddle stem, and I've seen Bangs with a short, fatter shank ending in a rounded accent/mount/stem-base, but never this full combination of length, rounded accent, and plumpness of form. The most immediate comparison I can come up with was actually an older (2010) Adam Davidson design, which also shares a similar bowl-form, but even there Adam didn't go as all-out on length of shank. (Adam himself points to certain Lars Ivarsson designs as more fitting examples of this shape concept.)

Overall, the look created is a rather whimsical one - length and grace are things we usually associate with the lithe, the delicate, but here Gregor makes length and grace balanced with a certain combination of plumpness and smooth muscle. And I like it.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.34 in./161.04 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Slovenia
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