Pete Prevost: Sandblasted Apple with Boxwood Stem Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-532-0065
Pete Prevost carved his first pipe over two days from a pipe kit. He then had the good fortune to learn the craft of pipe making from two of the most accomplished artisans in the United States: Jody Davis and Todd Johnson, both of whom quickly accelerated his learning process in the realms of both shaping and engineering. Prevost's synthesis of this skill with his personal style has resulted in a design outlook that oftentimes highlights compact, robust shaping — something reflected immediately in this Apple. Coming in at just a hair under four inches long, this Nosewarmer piece can fit comfortably in the palm of the hand and is quite a lightweight pipe despite its stocky build. The outline of this piece is positively charming, almost cute, with ample curves that lend it a soft character which works in concert with its relative thickness to lend it a wonderfully chubby look. The shank here is a tapering stretch of briar that pushes out of a wide transition and receives a touch of curve at the end, meeting the domed base of a saddle stem made from genuine boxwood, making this pipe an all-wood construction save for the tenon. The curved taper of the shank and domed stem base enhance the curvature of this piece quite nicely and serve to balance the visual weight of the bowl while simultaneously harmonizing with its contours. Said bowl sits atop a rounded heel and presents with a full, low-set waist that marks the start of an easy taper to the rim and lends the composition a pleasant, hearty feel in hand despite its compact dimensions. Dressed in a crisp, inky sandblast, the stummel of this pipe showcases some handsome grain throughout, with the unique hues and pale coloration of the boxwood stem lending it a wealth of lovely contrast.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 3.99 in./101.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.11 in./28.19 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Other
- Filter: None
- Shape: Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States