Lasse Skovgaard: Sandblasted Churchwarden Blowfish
Product Number: 002-327-0644
Churchwarden designs aren't commonly fashioned by artisan carvers, and when rendered by other marques and workshops, Churchwardens typically feature classically shaped bowls — Billiard, Apple, and Dublin variants, for example. This Churchwarden piece from Lasse Skovgaard, then, is an especially welcome example: It's both an artisan-carved Churchwarden rendition, as well as an artisan-style shape, the Blowfish. It's a more reserved version of the design, the right flank alone delineated by a ridgeline, with the teardrop shank poising another down the left side for compositional balance. It offers a lightweight presence, but doesn't sacrifice chamber depth, and the curled transition is perfect for a thumb rest — a practical feature, as the long stem is better suited to relaxing, seated smokes, when comfort and smoking ease are preferred. A stunning sandblast adorns the bowl, making this a beautiful piece for those interested in Churchwarden convenient combined with the quality construction and shaping of a talented artisan carver.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 10.14 in./257.56 mm.
- Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Blowfish
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark