Danish Estates: S. Bang Smooth Horn with Horn (B)
Product Number: 004-001-16023
Though a classic Danish design, the Horn isn't a shape we see too often fashioned by Per and Ulf. On top of that, this is a decidedly different approach from the others we've seen from S. Bang. Markedly more sinuous, the form curl dramatically through the transition, maintaining a strong sense of the workshop's conventional muscularity throughout the entire form. The shank features two ridgelines along the bottom flanks, following the profile to meet the hard line of the rim. Most intriguing and unique about this piece, though, and most unlike Per and Ulf's typical style is the use of asymmetry — when viewed from the smoker's perspective, the shank end drifts upward and to the right, balanced out by the rim's rightward inclination. It's a subtle touch that's apparent only at certain angles, the form remaining well balanced and consistent in hand. Dressed in a vivid contrast stain, the stummel boasts sweeping bands of straight grain and a dense sea of birdseye all along the underside, all accented by a dark section of horn, perfectly shaped to match the flowing, asymmetrical lines of the shank.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean
S. BANG (Arched)
- Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
- Weight: 2.98 oz./84.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.31 in./58.67 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Horn
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark