Tsuge: Thunderstorm Black Tankard
Product Number: 002-099-4550
Featuring a unique, but tastefully executed aesthetic, the pipes of Tsuge's Metal and Thunderstorm lines offer a sound combination of Art Deco style and functional design. In the Thunderstorm Tankard's case, that means a metal guard on the rim to protect against charring, a clean, smart shape that sits just fine, and a military mount tucked right up against the bowl, which makes this one both a pinch to break down even when hot, and keeps it very compact when disassembled. Where things differ, we find that the Thunderstorm sports a more modestly-sized chamber, narrow but still of good depth, and a shorter overall height, making it a bit better adapted for sticking into a pocket; and, of course, the main feature - a metal sleeve covering the bowl, which can be slid upward to serve as a 285-degree windscreen.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.48 in./139.19 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.64 in./16.26 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Other
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan