Danish Estates: Benni Jorgensen Sandblasted Squat Tomato

Product Number: 004-001-21119

In the automotive world it's not uncommon to across the terms formal and sporty, when it comes to discussions of body design. Put in a simple manner, a good, very formal design produces an automobile that could look like it was at rest doing a hundred miles per hour, while a good, very sporty design results in a vehicle that looks like it's begging for a speeding ticket even when parked.

This squat Tomato is perhaps one of the most formal renditions of the shape by Jorgensen; however, as it is in automotive design, so it is in pipe design that things are seldom totally one direction or the other. Though far more subtle than the sweep and lift seen in some other Benni briars, there is a sense of motion tucked into this broad, rounded design — forward motion. The trailing taper of the saddle bit, the low-profile approach of its step and base, the shallower curve and more aggressive angle of the rear face of the bowl versus its forward face all contribute to this. Not to mention the very, very slight cant of the rim which, combined with the curve and angle of the heel: makes for a profile that looks formal and poised — but ready at any second to go, its textural auburn sandblast revealing ring grain which rises from the heel to the rim, adding tactile and visual intrigue while enhancing its sense of momentum.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing

  • Length: 4.85 in./123.19 mm.
  • Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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