Smooth Bent Dublin with Bamboo (Lightning)
Gregor Lobnik's Lightning grade designates the Slovenian carver's superlative work, and it's a stamp used sparingly. For reference, we've received only three Lightning-grade Lobnik pipes in the past decade — this bent Dublin being the fourth. An extremely compact piece, it features a stem that barely recurves at all, continuing the upward trajectory of the shank and resulting in an extra-short overall length.
The shank's curve is informed by a tightly knuckled section of bamboo, and Gregor incorporated it deftly — the bamboo's curve seamlessly continued by the abbreviated shank, cohesively marrying the alternative material to the composition.
From there, the bowl flares tall and proud, boasting thick insulating walls and a chamber that belies the pipe's overall size. Exquisite shaping combined with a striking accent and marked by gorgeous grain, it's no wonder this piece received Gregor's highest grade.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.04 in./102.62 mm.
- Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Slovenia