Peter Matzhold: Smooth Bent Dublin with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-290-0287

Squat and muscular, this bent Dublin from Peter Matzhold combines elements of the Pot with Peter's sublime finishing and creative style. It's a rather compact form overall, with the stummel bearing the majority of the visual weight thanks to the trim saddle stem behind. The chamber is surrounded by thick, Pot-like, insulating walls that, though they only rise a touch above the shank, do display a slight flare toward the rim. Such a feature broadens the inflated rim even more, drawing focus to the swirling whorls of birdseye Peter has oriented there.

A former student of architecture, the Austrian carver's tasteful shaping and geometric design influence is used playfully here at the shank. When it comes to shanks with "D" cross sections, the ridgelines are most often positioned underneath, flowing into the heel. Here, though, Matzhold has flipped the design to position the hard lines up top, terminating crisply at the transition. It makes for a unique visual aesthetic and further accentuates the overall profile's firm disposition. With a trim accent of boxwood at the shank-end, Peter's rigid quality control ensures that this piece boasts only the best grain possible, free of fills, all dressed in a vivid, natural contrast stain. Beautiful.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.44 in./138.18 mm.
  • Weight: 1.82 oz./51.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.07 in./27.18 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Austria
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