Commonweal II Sunrise # 2358


This is a carved sandblast, a finish  that Tatsuo developed based on an ancient Japanese technique. The pipe can best be called a Sunrise as on each side there is a smooth area from which the carving flows and summer morning sun. The symbol of Japan - land of the rising sun - summer sunrise is early, 3:30 AM. 

The flowing lines of the carving are stained in the valleys a deep brown/burgundy with peaks almost black. The rim has a lower lip rim on on the left side. Quite unique in every way. The shank end has a faux bamboo knuckle complimented by a Cumberland stem.

This is a large pipe with the shank flaring at its end. Plus it is a sitter.  


Commonweal II  p2s                                                                                                      Tatsuo 日本 / L.Wood

Measurements & Details:

Length: 6 3/4" / 170 mm

Bowl Height: 2" / 51 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 1/2" / 64 mm

I.B.Dia: 7/8" / 22 mm

O.B.Dia:  1 7/8" / 48 mm 

Weight: 2.50 oz / 71 gm

Stem: Cumberland - (Vulcanite)

Filter: None

Finish: Smooth/Sandblast

Country: UK / Japan