Mark Tinsky: Smooth Cavalier with Bocote

Product Number: 002-035-0064

I like Cavaliers. Or, I guess I should say, I like both the look and functional the idea behind the Cavalier. The problem is, as often as not, modern renditions aren't actually functional, lacking a moisture-well in the extended shank, and even a lot of traditional, older examples, while functional, tend to prove rather awkward in hand. Well, this Tinksy design is functional, and, thanks to Mark's addition of a good bit of bend, it's far easier, and far less fiddly in hand as well. On top of that, it packs plenty of grain, it sits wonderfully, and, taking a page from the original purpose of the now-famous Dunhill stem mark, he's placed a small, simple white dot near the rear edge of the underside of the well's bocote cap, making it clear when you've got it oriented right.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.90 in./149.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cavalier
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States

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