Ryan Alden: Sandblasted Prince with Silver (Queen of Hearts)

Product Number: 002-777-0083

Ryan Alden is a Texas-based artisan whose style often hews closely to classic English and French pipe chart standards. Ryan also has a penchant for vacillating between bold, standard-sized renditions and those of considerably more compact, nosewarmer size. While he chose not to designate this Prince as a nosewarmer, it still leans toward that end of the size spectrum — being only five inches in length — and it's a wonderful representation of Alden's traditional aesthetic, both in form and color palette. Ever-so-slightly bent of stem, the profile eases forward in slender proportions toward the plump, Apple-like bowl on the end. Easily clenched yet also sturdy in hand, it's a piece that balances elegant lines with rustic cues, all in a classy presentation — the bowl dressed in a rugged sandblast but dark-stained to combine with the sterling silver army mount in dress pipe fashion. Fit for any and every occasion, this is a pipe made convenient by its compact size yet immediately noticed by its striking motif.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.12 in./130.05 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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