Wolfgang Becker: Partially Sandblasted Wasp with Mammoth (Wolf Paw) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-554-0024

Though this is a more understated rendition of Wolfgang Becker's Wasp shape, it's certainly no less evocative of its namesake winged insect. Indeed, this compact fellow treads the line between overtly organic and seriously streamlined, making use of a tightly knit combination of bold shaping and a fusion of complementing finishes. Indeed, the forward-inclined Apple-esque bowl wears something of an understated sandblast, pairing brilliantly with a fetching contrast-stained shank, and likewise with a mount of creamy mammoth. It's easy in hand, not to mention stimulating, with its forward-ebbing sense of shaping and elongated transition resulting in an ergonomic design that's perfectly accommodating for the fingers. All in all, it's certainly well-deserving of its Wolf Paw stamping (the carver's third-highest designation).

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.16 in./131.06 mm.
  • Weight: 1.89 oz./53.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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