Danish Estates: Tonni Nielsen Smooth Acorn (10) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-001-21511

Tonni Nielsen has been crafting pipes for a long time. He began his career at the age of 16 when, like many legendary Danish carvers of his generation, he started working at the prestigious W.Ø. Larsen workshop. He worked aside other titans of Danish pipe making like Teddy Knudsen and Hans "Former" Nielsen, honing his skills before eventually striking out on his own in 1978. Intensely devoted to form and craftsmanship, Nielsen crafts pipes that are steeped in the Danish school of design. As such, his work showcases a penchant for clean lines, elegant shaping, handsome finishes, and a keen sense of precision. This Acorn is a wonderful example of his stunning craftsmanship, and it has miraculously never been smoked.

While the Acorn shape takes a variety of forms, it is often crafted to resemble something akin to a softened Dublin, possessing the same flared rim and tapering bowl, with just a touch of extra emphasis placed on the heel. This rendition is more defined and structural in appearance, however. The structure takes the form of two ridgelines: one wrapping around the top of the bowl, just below the rim, and the other wrapping around the bowl's flanks and heel. The latter ridgeline lends the bowl the appearance of a Shield shape, with the fore curving inwards toward the pronounced, pointed heel. The inflated rim offsets the firm lines of the bowl, subtly softening their presence while simultaneously accentuating the bowl's swift taper to the heel. The shank kicks high coming out of the low-set transition, its skyward angle continuing the implied line of the bowl's curved fore. A saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite tops off the design and makes a gentle downturn for a comfortable smoking posture. The stummel wears a warm, smoky smooth finish that showcases stellar flame grain across the fore and aft of the bowl, the fine strands flowing from the heel to the birdseye-adorned rim. Beautiful, stylish, and truly masterful, this piece will be a prized addition any smoker's collection.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

Small Scratches Around The Bowl Unsmoked

  • Length: 5.74 in./145.80 mm.
  • Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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