Todd Johnson: Sandblasted Long Shank Acorn with Bakelite (Hoplite)

Product Number: 002-194-0119

Both on the longer and leaner, as well as the more lithe and compact end of Todd Johnson's shaping spectrum, this long shank Acorn manages to pack quite a bit of elegant gesture and affability into a fairly understated form (for Todd). Indeed, it boasts over seven inches from bit to rim, with a sleek sense of taper from the shank's end to the form's transition, where from here sprouts a softly conical, plateau-kissed bowl. From the right flank, a crisp teardrop ridge serves to ride the length of the form, gently terminating at the bowl just as easily as it began. It wears a warm, reddish-brown sandblast, the likes of which, though understated, serve to bring out a stellar showcase of rippling ring-grain. The carver's opted to pair the rich finish with an accent of bright green bakelite, evoking a sense of antiquity, though not without an eye toward modernity. Lovely work.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 7.80 in./198.12 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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