Tsuge: Metal Bamboo Sandblasted (301) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-099-10109

A unique line from Japanese marque Tsuge, the Metal Bamboo series pairs classic shapes to shank end adornments made from metal, appropriately in the shape of bamboo. This single faux knuckle of the dense grass punctuates the junction, adding a firm expansion to what would otherwise be a consistent taper to the stem button of this "301" straight Billiard. The shank itself is rather trim, and the wide transition is marked with a supple cheeking which allows the contours of the bowl to stand out rather nicely, its plump build taking on a touch of forward cant as it grows out of its rounded heel. An inky black sandblast dresses the briar here, matched in color by the jet-black stem, while a wealth of color contrast is added by the faux-bamboo's brassy palette.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.96 in./151.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.97 oz./55.79 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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