Luiz Lavos: Rusticated Apple

Product Number: 002-881-0006

A rusticated Apple of Nosewarmer proportions and workhorse reliability, this pipe from Portugal-based, Brazilian carver Luiz Lavos is an homage to Danish master Hans "Former" Nielsen and his signature rusticated Apple design. Like Former's shape, Luiz's version combines beautiful aesthetics and quality craftsmanship with rugged durability to withstand everyday rigors, but he's put his own spin on Former's rendition, adding more muscularity to the bowl and pairing it with a slightly shorter shank and a saddle stem instead of a tapered mouthpiece. The stem meets the shank at a slight diminution, though, offering a similar aesthetic to that of a saddle stem, and the end of the shank is subtly rounded and finished smooth, resembling a military mount in appearance. The plump bowl, then, wears a concise rustication — similar to Former's in its horizontal orientation but of more narrow style, evoking the look of sandblasted ring grain. The chamfered rim is finished smooth, contrasting the rugged texture below and echoing the shank end for a handsomely balanced composition.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.56 in./115.82 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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