Micah Redmond: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Ivorite and Bakelite Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-774-0051

Like many pipe makers, Micah Redmond initially took up the trade as a hobby, becoming interested in the different shapes, along with various tobacco blends and the history of it all. It didn't take long for the Florida native to become fully committed to the craft; he would go on to receive tutelage from Premal Chheda in Ohio. In 2015, Micah joined the BriarWorks team in Tennessee, finessing his talent, while still carving pipes under his own name.

This bent Apple is a fine example of the quality craftsmanship imbued in every pipe Micah makes. The pert, bulbous bowl demonstrates a strong sense of forward dynamism prompted by a protruding fore and lifting heel. A low-set transition accentuates the gently sloping aft, with the elongated and gestural shank gradually expanding to a flared face commended by a ring of Ivorite. The artisan is known for his vibrant palettes and use of Bakelite, from which this magenta saddle stem is made, lending quite a pop of color contrast to the light mahogany sandblast of the stummel. Full of character and charm, this eye-catching piece is a testament to the carver's adroit skills.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.07 in./154.18 mm.
  • Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Stem Material: Bakelite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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