Sabina Santos: Smooth Rhodesian with Fordite Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-817-0001

The traditional Rhodesian is a simple shape: a softly-rounded bowl, high-set bead line, and rounded shank. A Bulldog, but without the structural diamond shank that sets the piece apart. Here, Sabina Santos has taken a different approach to the shape. A broad bowl wears a low-set ridge rather than the usual, high-set bead lines, giving a steep taper to rim, as well as a low-slung appearance overall. The shank is similarly sleek, low but broad, and lenticular enough to create ridge-lines that trail the length of the piece before melting easily into the transition. The whole thing has been finished in a warm, walnut stain and accented by a band of Fordite sourced from the United States, its light-and-dark striations echoing the appearance of grain around the bowl.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.54 oz./43.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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