Gregor Lobnik: Smooth Acorn with Tagua Nut and Briar

Product Number: 002-357-0123

An almost Dublin-esque take on the Acorn shape, this fellow from Gregor Lobnik seems to call to mind the intrinsic subtlety and bold minimalism of the Slovenian carver's mentor, Peter Matzhold. There's a touch of jaunt about the heel, serving to adequately bolster the softly-rounded bowl, juxtaposed with a crown of wild, yet tight and craggy plateau. Enveloping this undulating excursion is a ring of flame to rival even Cash's masochistic fantasy, drawn from a minute well of birdseye at the heel. Dressed in one of Gregor's vibrantly powerful contrast finishes, the carver went one further here, adorning the piece with a shank extension of uniquely-smooth tagua nut, accenting the shank's end with a ringlet of warm-stained briar. The very hard carved palm mount makes for a satisfying degree of resistance to the mortise-tenon junction, while the long saddle bit serves rounds the profile out with panache.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.23 in./158.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Slovenia
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