Hiroyuki Tokutomi: Smooth Acorn with Bamboo and Mastodon Ivory

Product Number: 002-141-1110

When the most recent batch of briars arrived from Hiroyuki Tokutomi, we found ourselves presented with two particular curiosities: a pair of pipes featuring shanks not of bamboo runner, but bamboo stalk instead. Noticeably duskier, and with a far smoother, more even form despite coming from the same natural source it makes for a very different look than the prominently-knuckled stuff we're used to seeing from artisan pipemakers. As with the other piece (a Squat Tomato), he's matched up to a very softly contoured bowl design, here a particularly plump Acorn - one that, of course, also benefits from some of Tokutomi's signature play of "balanced asymmetry".

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.24 in./158.50 mm.
  • Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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