Sabina Santos: Partially Sandblasted Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-817-0021

My personal favorite out of this batch of new pipes from Sabina Santos, this compact bent Dublin showcases the Portuguese carver's ability to creatively riff off the Danish school, with hints at the Japanese style's ability to produce organic motifs from out of hard lines. In profile, this piece is a fairly simple bent Dublin imbued with a strong sense of dynamism through its tapered transition and the speed with which the bowl's fore thrusts forward from out of the pointed heel. Throughout the piece, though, Santos plays with more than a few design elements — the bowl features a crisp panel down the left flank while the right bears a sleek ridgeline. The rim, however, is what I find most curious and most striking: When viewed from an aerial perspective, the chamber is slightly off-center, catering toward a Japanese sense of asymmetry, while the aft portion comes to a subtle, curved point, meeting with the ridgeline that travels down the top of the shank and up the transition. A striking and playful form from every angle, it's a bold design from Sabina, all dressed in a subtle Danish-style sandblast and contrast-stained, walnut-hued rim.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.89 in./124.21 mm.
  • Weight: 0.99 oz./28.12 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.11 in./28.19 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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