Danish Estates: Kurt Balleby Smooth Paneled Bent Brandy (00) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-001-20048

The bent Brandy is a gently curved and voluptuous shape that's been rendered by countless artisans and factories over the years due to its popularity, how pleasing it feels in hand, and the aesthetic beauty it's capable of producing when rendered properly. When constructed by a gifted artisan pipe maker like Kurt Balleby, however, it's elevated by precision, proportional balance, and detail. This is the kind of pipe that can make just about anyone happy just by looking at it; and smoking it, I presume, must be even more enjoyable. This particular piece also reminds me of Poul Ilsted's architectural, geometric style with its paneled bowl and shank. The ridgelines are precise and skillfully executed with each facet around the bowl framing a wealth of spectacular grain. The streaks of vertical grain flow naturally with the bowl's characteristic taper while dense birdseye dominates the entire underside. Stunning work from the Danish artisan and even more desirable as this one's unsmoked.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details


BALLEBY (Arched)
  • Length: 6.61 in./167.89 mm.
  • Weight: 2.80 oz./79.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.28 in./57.91 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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