Nikolay Kozyrev: Smooth Bent Brandy with Horn

Product Number: 002-773-0028

Artisan carvers often become fixated on a certain shape and fashion a number of renditions as they gradually fine tune the specifications in search of the perfect form. While the quest for perfection is never to be completely attained, each iteration from a carver moves closer and closer to the ideal. This style of bent Brandy is a shape that Nikolay Kozyrev has returned to a number of times over the years. It's an homage to a Jess Chonowitsch rendition, and like Jess, Kozyrev has continued to carve it, refining and improving it again and again.

Most notably, this voluptuous design is marked by a short overall profile, fitting a good deal of substance and chamber depth into an affably tight-knit, pocket-friendly package. Such proportions highlight the shape's inherent plumpness through the lower bowl and heel, defining the profile by its elegant curves. This particular example has been finish smooth in a light, honey blonde stain, allowing the briar's natural contrast and stunning vertical grain shine through. With a horn mount, it's a beautiful, Danish-style piece, worthy of celebrating Chonowitsch's design.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.49 in./114.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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