What Shape is This Radice?

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mackeson

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I got this pipe used 10 years or so ago and have always called it a bulldog, knowing this is probably inaccurate. Recently, I've seen a lot of discussion about the author shape, and this seems closer. Knowing Radice's "artistic license" with shapes, this could probably fall into more than one category. In any case, it's a great smoker, aesthetically pleasing -to me-, and feels great in the hand. So, what say you, knowledgeable forum members? What shape would you say this is?







 

mackeson

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I tried pasting from my forum album, but couldn't make it work. I'll keep trying

 

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mackeson

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Thanks Duane. I've always been curious about this one.

It definitely has the Italian neo-classical chubby characteristics which made positive ID a bit tough for me.

 

chasingembers

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Very fine example, and love the contrast of the rustication and smooth.

 

mso489

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There is variation on most shapes, but bulldogs characteristically have the diamond shank. They may or may not have the bead line, but the squared off diagonal shank is a classic trait. Some "bulldogs" round this off quite a bit. Sav does that on some, but most 'dogs have the shank diamond-shaped.

 
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