PS Studio: 10th Anniversary Sandblasted Apple with Ivorite (15/18)

Product Number: 002-458-0327

Renowned pipemaker Vladimir Grechukhin is the man behind PS Studio's shape designs, which are then hand-shaped and hand-finished by the workshop's talented artisans. To commemorate the year 2018 — its 10th anniversary — PS Studio has released 18 exclusive facings of three distinctive shapes, offered in smooth and sandblasted finishes, accented with hand-turned ivorite accents, and stamped 1 through 18 for added collect-ability.

Out of the series' three shapes, this straight Apple is my personal favorite. It's a versatile, convenient length with trim lines juxtaposing its bold proportions and hefty bowl. With much of the expected plumpness concentrated at the heel, the bowl tapers slightly, nodding somewhat to the likes of a Brandy shape. Thickly walled and with plenty of briar devoted to the shank, it's a firm piece that fills the palm, and the conservative sandblast delights the hand. Lastly, the ivorite accent shines alluringly in contrast to the dark stain.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.45 in./113.03 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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