German Estates: Frank Axmacher Sandblasted Bent Apple (A) (2009) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-005-3346
Frank Axmacher began pipemaking as an autodidact, though he already a foundation in creating three-dimensional forms from his career as a stonemason and sculptor. He would later pick up lessons from both Rainer Barbi and Tom Eltang, and I think the latter's influence in particular can be seen in the flowing gesture, high-set bowl, and smoothly flaring, deep-transitioned shank of this piece. He did quite an impressive bit of work combining the design with briar's own natural elements as well, resulting in a ring grain that follows the shaping at play harmoniously.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 5/5 Unsmoked
- Length: 5.87 in./149.10 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany