In the past I've made a few discus shapes, and one or two that were sort of based on the blowfish style, and a couple that had purposeful asymmetry. However, this is the first pipe that sort of combines them all. The vertex edges of the bowl move from left to right as it diverges and travels for a short distance before one edge fades into the shank. The other edge continues on to the face of the shank, making a distinctive teardrop shape capped with a bit of tortise shell pattern synthetic material. The asymmetery is balanced buy an every so slight off-center bend in the stem, bringing the whole thing into harmony and balance.
The staining on this is the latest in my ongoing work with contrast staining. I made it a little darker than normal, adding a bit of mystery to the color and feel of the pipe, and the color really goes well with the material I chose for the shank adornment.
Length: 5.5" (14cm)
Height: 2" (5cm)
Chamber Diamter: .75" (1.9cm)
Chamber Depth: 1.6" (4cm)
Stem Material: hand cut ebonite
Bit Thickness: .15" (3.9mm)
Airway Diameter: 5/32" (3.9mm)
Weight: 1.9oz (52g)
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