Danish Estates: S. Bang Smooth Rhodesian (B)

Product Number: 004-001-15930

While this Rhodesian exemplifies S. Bang's typical style of robust, muscular Danish classics, it also incorporates some shaping cues we don't see too often from Per Hansen and Ulf Noltensmeier. In profile, the shank and stem curl elegantly and sinuously out back, the degree of bend a touch more than the Danish duo normally feature in their bent piece. That said, the serpentine form is beautifully executed and makes for a well-balanced aesthetic. Also unique is the use of panels about the shank, adding a geometric, structural motif to the form — something not common in S. Bang pipes. The bowl, then, contrasts said rigidity, presenting a bulbous, almost Ball-like form as the beadlines initiate a rounded taper toward the rim. While this piece might utilize some unconventional design elements compared to Per and Ulf's other work, the finish is everything we've come to expect from them: a gorgeous contrast stain showcasing a stunning array of grain. Just some minor rim darkening as well as over buffing and light oxidation at the stem to note condition-wise.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Stem Over Buffed Light Oxidation

S. BANG (Arched)
  • Length: 5.12 in./130.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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