Scott Thile: Sandblasted Bulldog (OP2) (458) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-615-0073

An accomplished musician and woodworker, Scott Thile brings that attention to detail and nuanced sense of rhythm to his pipe-making skills. The Bulldog is an oft-seen shape from the Kentucky-based carver, with each pipe offering a unique variation, even if subtle, from similar designs. In this rendition, the artisan has paired a poised, fairly trim bowl replete with distinguishable beadlines to a shank and stem that display a pronounced, seamless taper toward the bit. Geometrical precision is remarkable in this crisply lined, overtly architectural form, the sharp angles making for a charming composition and lending a note of playfulness to what is often a staid, rigid shape. It's finished in a well-executed, ruby-tinged sandblast, the nomenclature panel and shank end wearing a smooth finish and chestnut stain. Topping things off is a handsome cumberland stem, lending an elegance to this piece and complementing the aforementioned ruby-tinges of the sandblast.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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