Ryan Alden: Sandblasted Tomato (King of Clubs)

Product Number: 002-777-0026

Chubby and compact, this is an affable take on the Tomato from Ryan Alden. It's a shape we don't often see from Alden, but it fits in well with the American artisan's plump, well-rounded aesthetic. A rather squat rendition here, the bowl hints at Rhodesian in how the waistline extends out firmly, resulting in a noticeable taper above. Below, the heel is curvaceous, a consistent curve from the defined waistline back to the flared shank-end. The shank-end also flares when viewed from an aerial perspective to emphasize a fair amount of cheeking at the trim transition. Overall, it's a fairly reserved piece, catering Ryan's more introverted style. It feels sublime in hand and boasts a well-executed sandblast beneath a deep, ruby stain, accented by a polished rim and the negative space achieved by the the disc-like saddle stem.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.92 in./124.97 mm.
  • Weight: 1.54 oz./43.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.05 in./26.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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