Kent Rasmussen: Smooth Volcano with Masur Birch

Product Number: 002-287-0212

Sleek and forward-ebbing in profile, this Volcano from Kent Rasmussen pushes the edges of what we expect from the shape, using softer lines to achieve a sense of organic sturdiness. Where other carvers might use plateau, firm bases, or squarely-proportioned features, Kent uses a long sweep to the underside of the bowl and shank, giving an almost wave-like elegance and allowing the bowl to erupt upwards in a show of straight and flame grain. At the rear, the upward-lifting shank is dappled with birdseye, leading naturally to an accent of finely-grained masur birch in pale hues. It's a stunning and elegant rendition of a classic shape, with Kent's inherent sense of both detail and implied momentum on display.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.23 in./132.84 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Volcano
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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