Michael Parks: Sandblasted Bent Bulldog (IV.13)
Product Number: 002-473-0042
God only knows how long it takes Michael Parks to produce sandblasts so deep and finely detailed. (Well, okay, presumably Michael knows too - we'll assume he's not making these things in a state of fugue, though it would be a cunning way to ensure all the more that his technique remained a secret.) Here he's used his most renowned finish to set up an interesting contrast, mercilessly sandblasting a design which, underneath it all, is utterly smooth, eloquent, and graceful in the flow and gesture of its profile. Tying it all together, however, we come to the cross-section, which is notably broad in bowl, shank, and chamber alike, perfectly fitting to the superbly rugged texture and extra-dark, earthy walnut finish.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.03 in./51.56 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Canada