Todd Johnson: Sandblasted Acorn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-194-0136

This Acorn from Todd Johnson is a straightforward rendition of the shape and one that hews closely to a previous version we received from him, albeit without an elongated shank. It's a piece full of dynamic momentum, Todd having shaped the lines to enhance the silhouette's forward-urging inclination. Such dynamism begins at the stem's slight downward turn, which is balanced out by the shank's arc toward the transition. From there, the flared bowl cants dramatically forward, seemingly perched on the end of the tapered shank, with the shape's defining heel protruding below. Dressing such a flowing shape, then, is a stunning sandblast that brings out tight-knit ripples of ring grain — the finish perfectly matching the dynamic theme of the form's lines. The contrast stain alternates between bright mahogany hues and deeper tones of auburn and rust red, complemented by the colors of the brindled vulcanite stem. Lastly, Todd did well incorporating the stem in with the stummel: The domed shaping of the base echoing the bowl's rounded curves at the rim and heel.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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