Ryan Alden: Sandblasted Nosewarmer Pot (Queen of Hearts)

Product Number: 002-777-0081

Nosewarmer renditions of classic shapes are almost as commonplace within Ryan Alden's portfolio as his boldly proportioned, standard-sized variants. That said, this is the first nosewarmer Pot we've received from the American artisan, offering similar proportions as his nosewarmer Billiards, but with a more squat and broad bowl, per the shape's characteristic dimensions. Barely over four inches in length, this offering is about as short and compact as pipes come — easily clenched hands-free and able to be conveniently stowed in a pocket when on-the-go. Despite this smaller size, the design is still representative of Alden's style, as the bowl is thick-walled and robust compared to the more diminutive shank and saddle-stem combination. Furthermore, his deft sandblasting is well represented underneath the dark stain — accented by the smooth, walnut hue of the rim's innermost portion — as is the carver's penchant for brindled vulcanite stems: This particular mouthpiece boasting deep hues of moss and forest green.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.15 in./105.41 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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