Jody Davis Friar C08, Sandblasted Bent Dublin Briar Pipe, American Estates [SOLD OUT]
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Jody Davis is a rockstar – literally. As a member of the Nashville rock group The Newsboys, he doesn’t have much time to make pipes these days, meaning his output is very limited. He’s also a rockstar in the pipe world, which makes the few pipes that he does put out each year extremely coveted. With mentors such as Lars Ivarsson and Jess Chonowitsch, it’s not hard to see why Davis became such an icon in his own right. In turn Davis has also left his mark on the artisan scene by, in turn, passing on his knowledge of the craft to other now-celebrated contemporary figures, such as Jeff Gracik of J. Alan pipes, and Pete Prevost.
This Friar (sandblast) grade Davis certainly has a ‘Danish Dublin’ look to it, which is not surprising given his influences. It’s flawlessly executed, with a ridge line – common to the Danish style – running from the front of the rim, along the underside of the pipe, to the end of the shank, where it meets what I presume to be fossilized mammoth ivory. The shape of the shank is also interesting; if my limited knowledge of geometry is correct, the two dimensional shape at the end of the shank would be a ‘minor sector.’ As for the three dimensional equivalent – I’m afraid I don’t know! But it looks great. It’s quite a large pipe, but surprisingly not too heavy. And the sandblasting is both wonderfully tactile and brings out the briar’s natural ring grain with the degree of perfection that can only be expected from Davis. If you’re looking to pick up a Davis, here’s your chance – but I recommend that you be quick.
Bowl Width: 21.4mm
Bowl Depth: 1.4″
Weight: 1.7oz / 51g
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