Chris Asteriou: Sandblasted Author with Moose Antler (53/18)

Product Number: 002-193-0002

Occasionally a pipe comes along that challenges our assumptions about shaping conventions. This is one such pipe. It is, in several respects, a quintessential Author. It features the plump proportions characteristic of the shape, including a round, Apple-like bowl and a meaty shank. But prior to seeing this piece, I would have argued that in order to be an Author, the pipe must feature a tapered stem. To which Chris seems to have rejoined, 'Says who?'

Says who, indeed. This fine rendition of the Author features a texturally pleasing sandblast and a fetching accent. In sum, it is a wonderful testament to what I like best about Chris's work: his ability to re-imagine the classic shapes in a way that captures their essential character without ever succumbing to dogma.

— Joshua Burgess
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  • Length: 104.90mm
  • Weight: 70.87g
  • Bowl Height: 46.48mm
  • Chamber Depth: 34.54mm
  • Chamber Diameter: 21.08mm
  • Outside Diameter: 50.04mm
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Author
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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