Brad Pohlmann: Sandblasted Speared Fish with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-381-0109

We've seen a handful of "pierced" and "speared" shapes over the years, but only one or two have been close to as evocative as this piece from Brad Pohlmann. A hair over 11 inches long, it's practically a churchwarden configuration, with a long, visually continuous spear of bamboo seemingly striking through the "jumping fish" bowl form. Brad's even paid careful attention to the spacing of the five knuckles to reinforce this continuous aesthetic. Finish-wise, the tight sandblast further adds to this evocative charm, with a crisp, scale-like feel in hand. Despite its avant-garde silhouette, however, the chamber size remains modest, and the overall weight is impressively light. And, of course, the engineering and drilling are like that of any other Pohlmann pipe: simply excellent.

Since the piece is so long, Brad went the extra mile to include its own padded carrying case — which we'll pass on to you.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 11.05 in./280.67 mm.
  • Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.91 in./73.91 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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