Scottie Piersel: Sandblasted Magnum Pencil Shank Rhodesian with Ivorite Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-786-0119

Scottie Piersel's pipes reveal a combination of distinctive style and impressive craftsmanship. Her aesthetic most often employs pencil shanks paired to comparatively hearty bowls, and that goes double for this Magnum Rhodesian. Despite the slender dimensions of the shank, it remains reliably sturdy; Scottie lines all of her pencil shanks with stainless steel tubing, and such durability allows this piece to stretch beyond nine inches in length, resembling a Churchwarden's dimensions but with an arrow-straight disposition that accentuates the sleek lines of the shank and saddle stem.

By contrast, the Rhodesian is a bulbous and muscular form, housing over two inches of chamber depth. Broadly spaced beadlines wrap the middle of the bowl and delineate the subtle taper of the rim from the rounded flare of the base, the crisp indents aligning compositionally with the shank's streamlined dynamism. Pitched forward at a slight cant, the bowl's posture balances the shank and stem's length, and it resembles a budding flower perched on the end of a lithe branch, the rim's inward taper furthering the form's crisp lines. As a Magnum piece, this pipe measures as among Scottie's largest designs, and it's all dressed in a low-profile sandblast and ruddy stain for just the right amount of texture in hand while preserving the shape's lines in silhouette. The American artisan also enjoys colorful palettes, and the brindled vulcanite stem and Ivorite accent add striking contrast against the more reserved hue of the stummel, combining with the pencil shank for a pipe that's definitively Scottie.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 9.34 in./237.24 mm.
  • Weight: 2.72 oz./77.11 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.37 in./60.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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