Todd Johnson: Smooth Acorn with Bakelite (Phalanx) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-194-0110

It's pipes like this that readily evoke the familiar Ivarssonian adage that truly great briars practically beg to be cuddled, like a hamster. Indeed, in that vein this piece from Todd Johnson is one hell of a hamster-like smoker. A soft-lined example of pared down, Danish-inspired shaping, this Acorn presents a graceful gesture in profile, coupled with a strong sense of muscularity and forthrightness. The very warm, almost matte contrast accentuates as stunning a display of flame grain as you're likely to find, giving way to a freckling of plateau at the broad rim. Adorned with a creamy off-white bakelite stem, bolstered by a turquoise-colored accent of the same material, it's an affable number, and a stellar piece even within the context of Todd's impressive body of work.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
  • Weight: 2.66 oz./75.30 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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