Yeti: Smooth Bent Dublin with Bakelite (664) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-660-0150
Montana native Micah Cryder is the American artisan behind Yeti pipes, and his work showcases a penchant for organic shaping, with a clear Danish influence. Though he does implement rather fluid line work in his pieces, he tends to favor compact, muscular designs with a certain firm, architectural disposition, as evidenced by this bent Dublin. The broad, squat bowl possesses a subtle forward cant that lends the piece a gestural stance, balanced in profile by a thick, gently flaring shank that extends from the robust transition. The solid, sturdy lines that comprise the stummel offer a stolid quality to the pipe, especially around the base of the bowl, where a bit of Freehand-inspired shaping can be seen. The craggy plateau that dresses the rim is matched by a touch of plateau at the shank end, lending the piece an organic aesthetic.
The stummel wears one of the American carver's fetching contrast stains, highlighting the luscious, tight-bands of flame grain that flow from the heel to rim across the flanks of the piece. The streaks of flame grain are almost effervescent, contrasting starkly against the smoky, dark chestnut hues that make up the rest of the stummel's finish. The saddle stem of daisy-yellow Bakelite, a signature material of the American artisan, juts from the shank face and makes a subtle downturn for a relaxed smoking posture. The stem offers a splash of color and modernist touch to the pipe's overall design, offering a rich bit of contrast that adds further visual appeal to a pipe already replete with it. It's a handsome bit of craftsmanship, and it should make for a rather elegant smoking companion for the collector looking for a robust design.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.40 in./137.16 mm.
- Weight: 2.48 oz./70.31 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Bakelite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States