Viktor Yashtylov: Smooth Paneled Tomato with Boxwood (Magnetic Stem)
Product Number: 002-523-0015
Viktor Yashtylov's style can best be summarized as a marriage of intrinsically complex shaping, often imbued with panels and facets, with a grounded, comforting sense of practicality. The Russian carver's work is often quite organically-inclined too, though this paneled Tomato shape seems to ebb more toward a streamlined disposition, with its sleek, forward-inclined form and series of ridges and channels climbing up all flanks of the bowl. It makes for a pleasantly unique combination of attributes here, especially given the faceted sense of shaping echoed at the shank.
From here, the eye is carefully guided to a mount of pale boxwood, juxtaposed against the smokey walnut-stained briar. This is what I would consider a more understated iteration of the carver's stemwork, too. Yashtylov is especially well-known for his stems, developing his own ingenious magnetized tenon in lieu of the traditional push-style or standard tenon arrangement. This makes for a pipe that can be disassembled while still hot, like an army mount, only with a secure *click* just so you know its in place. Cool stuff.- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
- Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia