Michael Parks: Partially Sandblasted Cobra Horn with Mammoth (V.MA.17) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-473-0076

A more avant-garde sort of design compared to his English classical fare, here Michael Parks has put an interesting spin on the Danish Cobra design — not by adding complexity but by streamlining and pairing down the entire theme to its bare bones. Starting out with a plump, softly rounded Egg bowl, set to a deep forward cant, Michael's worked the cross-section into a subtle eye-shape with lenticular flanks — the defining ridges of which flow effortlessly down through the transition and into the same along either side of the oval shank. Moreover, he's made that division even clearer through a mixed finish, polishing the fore of the bowl silky smooth to showcase some brilliant birdseye against a dark contrast, while lending the rest of the stummel a crisp, low-profile, near jet-black sandblast. The overall effect is quite slimming in profile, accentuated even further by swapping out the typical elongated S-curve associated with the shape for an arrow-straight shank and stem, giving the whole piece an almost Belge-like silhouette overall. Beautiful work.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.81 in./147.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.25 oz./35.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Horn
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Canada
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