Rolando Negoita: Sandblasted bent Apple Conducta
Product Number: 002-298-0216
While that cool, deftly executed, curling shank transition is something we have seen before, it only appeared on our site a total of 5 times, all within a period between 2005-2007, and then only on smooth compositions. As fascinating as I found this element on smooth iterations, the manner in which it plays out on this sandblasted adds, at least to my mind, a sense that I am gazing upon an ancient Monument Valley outcropping, a product born of erosion - created by the relentless buffeting of desert wind. The bowl is a tactile delight, with the previously mentioned curl affording an equally fine resting point for the ring finger of either hand. I can't imagine pipester finding themselves indifferent to either the grain or the beauty found within an unstained briar. Yes, this is (indeed) also a reverse-Calabash. Gotta love Rolando.
R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.29 in./58.17 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States