Gregor Lobnik: Smooth Long Shank Acorn with Silver (Lightning)

Product Number: 002-357-0121

Something of a departure from Gregor Lobnik's conventionally robust and compact style, this long-shanked Acorn pays homage to one of Lars Ivarsson's recognizable design elements. It's a substantial piece all around, imbued with stout muscularity throughout, yet balanced out by smooth lines and a flowing disposition. Per Ivarsson's style, the shank stretches from the transition in a lithe, upward curl and flare toward the stem. The bowl itself, while high-waisted, is less tapered than Ivarsson would have fashioned, catering more toward other Acorn designs we've seen from Lobnik. The lack of strong taper toward the heel allows the underlying line of the shank to extend into the bowl's fore, keeping the bottom line consistent and uninterrupted, laying the foundation for the entire composition. The subtly bent saddle stem rounds out the shape, the slight recurve aligning perfectly with the orientation of the shank. Shaped beautifully according to the grain, the piece showcases a steady stream of cross grain down the flanks and around the bowl, and birdseye populates the top and bottom. It's dressed in a vivid contrast stain, rivaling the flashy sterling silver about the shank end — the ring echoing the crisp chamfer of the innermost portions of the rim. One of Gregor's highest grades, the Lightning is a designation we've seen only a handful of times from the artisan, making this an all the more special and exemplary piece.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.49 in./164.85 mm.
  • Weight: 2.80 oz./79.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Slovenia
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