Werner Mummert: Rust Reverse Calabash Poker Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-560-0262

An inventive signature design from creative German pipe artisan Werner Mummert, this reverse Calabash displays a steampunk motif, employing springs and a clear cooling chamber to offer the smoking properties of the design with bountiful panache. A vertical, Poker-like bowl sits on a flattened heel, while the removable clear chamber is held securely to it by stainless steel springs that pull the shank end of briar snugly inward. A jet-black vulcanite saddle stem nestles into the unique shank, offering a traditional feel between the teeth when smoking.

This is one of Mummert's popular designs, and one which he offers in a variety of finishes. This Rust rendition wears a special coating of acrylic paint containing very fine iron particles. The finish is then treated with a liquid that catalyzes the oxidation process, causing the iron in the paint to corrode for a distinctly rust-hued appearance and stimulating texture. This piece represents functional art the likes of which you will be hard-pressed to find in all of pipe culture, and owning this piece represents a fine opportunity to show your appreciation for Mummert's genius.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.91 in./150.11 mm.
  • Weight: 3.20 oz./90.72 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.36 in./59.94 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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