Sam Adebayo: Sandblasted Bent Brandy with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-750-0012

While many of Sam Adebayo's pieces seem to combine elements of the modern with more traditional shaping or finishes, here we have a bent Brandy that is traditional on all sides. With a lifting heel, low-set waist, and gentle taper, it's undeniably Danish in its inspiration, set to a thick but abbreviated shank that allows for a gentle curve to its stem. It's been finished in a dark sandblast, which has revealed neatly-stacked, rippling ring grain around its bowl, and provides a good bit of texture in hand. Where Sam often uses bright, vintage Bakelite in myriad colors for his mouthpieces, here he has kept his palette more minimal with a jet-black vulcanite stem, along with a trim band of boxwood to impart contrast to the piece. It's neat work, and a return to the classics for the American carver, not to mention one that also shows off his shaping ability with great success.

- Rachel DuBose

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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