Smooth Bent Dublin Sitter (5621)
One of the marks of a expert artisan is the ability to shape a pipe according to the briar's grain, and David does exactly that here, following nature wherever it leads to produce a beautiful, bespoke creation.
The bowl sits on a flattened heel, from which it surges upward and forward like a curling wave, or the bend of a blooming flower, with an undulating domed rim bringing to mind a mushroom. The transition is deep and lifted, a bit like a Cherrywood, and from it the shank flares and arcs upward dramatically to a domed face. The shank end boasts an embedded brass ring to define the junction with a push-style stem. Speaking of stem, it is a lithe mouthpiece of hand-shaped vulcanite, sprouting upward like a twig, quickly expanding to a petal-like expansion ring that unifies with the stummel's organicism, before bending slightly downward to complete an S-curve.
There is a reason David followed the grain so faithfully here, and that reason is because it was too stunning to do otherwise. Whoever is lucky enough to acquire this piece will forever thank him for his devotion, as every facet is alive with stunning birdseye or brilliant flame grain, all made unmissable by a black and auburn contrast stain and glossy smooth finish.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
- Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.34 in./59.44 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States