Il Duca: Sandblasted Morta Rhodesian (B)

Product Number: 002-282-0003

Displaying fine cross-hatching and a deep, geometrical patterning that is endlessly intriguing, it's easy to see why pipe smokers and carvers both have been intrigued by the grain patterns of morta — semi-petrified bog oak — especially when sandblasted as seen here in on this Il Duca Rhodesian. More loosely streamlined and dynamic in disposition than its English counterpart, Max Rimensi's rendition of the Rhodesian sees a saucer-like bowl seemingly ready to shoot forward — propelled by a shank that forgoes the usual round shape in favour of an oval one, and a strong taper toward the mouthpiece that gives it a sleek silhouette. Though adorned with a crisp ridgeline below the domed rim per the classic form, it does also forego the traditional beadline/s usually seen on the Rhodesian shape, all the while maintaining a low waistline to add even further to the piece's sleek profile. It's topped by a gorgeous Cumberland stem with black and ruby striated lines and is dressed in a dark sandblast for a minimalist, reserved colour palette.

— Adam M O'Neill
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  • Length: 134.76mm
  • Weight: 54.00g
  • Bowl Height: 41.14mm
  • Chamber Depth: 34.01mm
  • Chamber Diameter: 19.72mm
  • Outside Diameter: 50.61mm
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: Italy
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