Gregor Lobnik: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Silver
Product Number: 002-357-0126
Gregor Lobnik here presents a rather muscular bent Apple form but one that still exudes an elegant sense of poise and curve. Such seemingly contradictory design elements are accomplished via an elongated, upward-turning shank (in a style à la Lars Ivarsson), balanced out by the subtle recurve of the abbreviated saddle stem, and pinched nature at the flanks, resulting in a bowl that's more oval than rotund. As such, it's a rather streamlined form when viewed from the smoker's perspective, and the in-hand feel couldn't be more natural. With ergonomics in mind, the Slovenian carver opted for a sandblasted finish of rippling grain and textured grooves. The earthy contrast stain draws visual focus to a wedding band of sterling silver at the shank end, the bright hues echoed by the lighter-stained, smooth polished rim.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.10 in./129.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Slovenia