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Tom Eltang

Tom Eltang was introduced to Anne Julie at the age of 16 and showed her some of the pipes he made, so an apprenticeship was set up (this was back in 1974). After working with her for 3 years, he worked for Pipe Dan doing repairs and some pipes, and later for Stanwell. Since 1980, Tom has been making pips under his own name in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Possibly best-known for his exquisite contrast staining on smooth pipes, Tom is also knows to most pipe makers as ‘the man’. He is considered by many to be the most talented and prolific pipe maker in the world, producing 500+ high-grade Eltang pipes a year (and around the same number of Sara Eltang pipes), with the snail being his highest grade. His hand-eye coordination is so strong, that he is a human machine for pipe making, producing mostly smooth, sandblasted, and signature rusticated pipes. Tom’s accents are often bamboo, boxwood, and horn. His stems are hand cut from solid vulcanite rods and his tenons are turned from the same stock. On the Sara Eltang line, Tom uses acrylic mouthpieces with an additional composite tenon.

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002-299-0375 Tom Eltang Gotang Smooth Calabash with Mammoth Ivory Cap and Ring 
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002-299-0376 Tom Eltang Gotang Smooth Horn Calabash with Horn 
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002-299-0298 Tom Eltang Rusticated Cutty 
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002-299-0288 Tom Eltang Rusticated Poker with Bamboo 
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002-299-0339 Tom Eltang Rusticated Tubos 
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002-299-0341 Tom Eltang Sandblasted Tubos 
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002-299-0359 Tom Eltang Smooth Bent Brandy with Horn 
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002-299-0310 Tom Eltang Smooth Bent Brandy with Horn (Snail) 
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002-299-0311 Tom Eltang Smooth Bent Dublin Sitter (Snail) 
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002-299-0303 Tom Eltang Smooth Bent Egg 
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002-299-0354 Tom Eltang Smooth Bent Egg 
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002-299-0336 Tom Eltang Smooth Billiard 
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002-299-0315 Tom Eltang Smooth Blowfish with Horn (Snail) 
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002-299-0332 Tom Eltang Smooth Cherrywood 
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002-299-0344 Tom Eltang Smooth Elephants Foot with Horn (Snail) 
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002-299-0314 Tom Eltang Smooth Elephant's Trunk (Snail) 
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002-299-0316 Tom Eltang Smooth Eskimo with Boxwood (Snail) 
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002-299-0306 Tom Eltang Smooth Horn 
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