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

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Measurements & Other Details

09 A

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