Rolando Negoita: Sandblasted 'Conducta' Acorn

Product Number: 002-298-0213

Rolando Negoita continues to experiment with what shapes are possible in a reverse-Calabash configuration, here presenting us with the first Acorn-shaped Conducta we've ever seen from him. A softly formed, tapered bowl isn't the easiest thing to pair to an extra-stout shank I would imagine, and apparently Rolando's solution was to run with it, and make the shank extra stout — short and thick even by reverse-Calabash standards. Strangely enough, it worked. The resulting design is extremely compact in style, yet the balance looks natural, as does the transition — and it's all quite nice in hand.

Each of Rolando's "Conducta" pipes comes with its own tamper, featuring a clothes-pin like notch on one end — quite useful for holding a piece of paper towel or patch-cloth when it comes time to clean the shank's expansive internal condensation chamber.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.06 in./128.52 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States

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