Danish Estates: Former Sandblasted Acorn

Product Number: 004-001-18650

We've seen tall Acorn renditions like this one from Hans "Former" Nielsen; however, most of them opt for a more subtle heel, whereas this one continues the bowl's taper down to a spur set past the transition. Such shaping lends the bowl added poise, perching it on the end of the sinuous shank-and-stem combination for an even more organic disposition. The sandblast, then, is extra-craggy compared to the often light-depth approaches of other Danish pipes — deep grooves canvasing the bowl in sweeping array. The stem, however, features my favorite aspect of this Former piece: The Danish artisan has shaped it in such a way so as to emulate the look of a mount, the base flaring outward, as if it were part of the shank, while the rest of the mouthpiece steps down to a more slender stretch. All of this, though, is the same section of vulcanite, expertly shaped by Nielsen and incorporated beautifully into the pipe's overall composition.

-Truett Smith
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Charring Around The Airway Chamber Uneven From Reaming

STAMPING:
FORMER
HANDMADE
MADE IN DENMARK
  • Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.44 in./61.98 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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