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Scottie Piersel: Sandblasted Author

Product Number: 002-786-0082

Scottie Piersel studied the Author shape for a full year, rendering many models that she rejected until discovering just how to execute such a tacitly simple but materially difficult shape. At the end of that year, she entered the Greater Kansas City Pipe Show's North American carving contest, and won a place in the final, coveted seven-day set. The curves and proportions must be precise, or the shape fails. Here we see Scottie's sinuous interpretation with a high transition, bold shank and subtle bend. The dark blue and black variegated stem offers unusual color, but in a conservative palette. A smooth rim with horizontal grain rides the top of the bowl while a medium-profile sandblast wraps the rest of the stummel with stimulating texture. The shank may appear wide in comparison to the bowl, but for the Author shape, it's elegant and appropriate, and a rendition of true traditional authenticity.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.24 in./133.10 mm.
  • Weight: 1.89 oz./53.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.16 in./29.46 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Author
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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