Yang Kun: Smooth Bent Dublin (Signature) (2267) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-905-0012

Prior to becoming a pipe maker, Yang Kun worked in the Chinese television and film industry as a makeup artist. In 2010, a friend showed Kun a book of Sixten Ivarsson pipes, and Kun immediately become fascinated with pipe making as a craft. In 2012, Kun left his job in the entertainment industry and transitioned to pipe making full-time. Along the way, he studied under artisan carver Hongjian Qiu, who taught Kun about the fundamentals of pipe making, such as drilling, draft hole funneling, and contrast staining.

A striking design rife with organic character, this bent Dublin boasts a dynamic, asymmetrical build, with a lopsided bowl that curves to one side of the composition and a shank that expands and crests at the rear. Both of those aforementioned shaping cues foster a silhouette of competing curves and ridgeline, culminating in a design that's uneven yet quite supple in appearance. The bowl boasts a broad, Calabash-like rim that is encircled by a ridgeline and resides over a firm heel. The shank curves away from the low-set transition and flares outward to a meet a demurely curved mouthpiece, and as it does, two ridgelines around the underside follow the shank's trajectory and add further definition to the shank's flare. A warm, honey-hued smooth finish ties the entire form together, highlighting a gorgeous display of flame grain and birdseye throughout the stummel.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

22 67

  • Length: 5.16 in./131.06 mm.
  • Weight: 2.32 oz./65.77 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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