Wolfgang Becker: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood (Wolf Paw)

Product Number: 002-554-0006

The smooth, simplified form of this Wolgang Becker creation may fall under the "Apple" category, but I suspect there has been more than a little influence from the wilder Japanese Blowfish/Fugu shapes of recent years. The reason for that is that this design presents what is, most definitely, a swimming motion. Stripped of the accentuating flares, panels, or ridges you'd find on a Blowfish/Fugu, it takes a moment or two to spot; then you notice the bowl is tilted ever-so-slightly to the left, relative to the drilling of the chamber, that the deep oval shank and transition are twisting, and that the stem is turning in a long curving motion, like a whip winding up for the crack.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.94 in./125.48 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany

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