Danish Estates: Teddy Knudsen Dantonian Smooth Walrus Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-001-32368
With decades of pipe-making experience, Teddy Knudsen is considered a master of the craft, and his reputation and skill are viewed as on par with the likes of Hans "Former" Nielsen, The Ivarssons, and Jess Chonowitsch. Here, Teddy recreates a shape pioneered by his brother Svend — the Walrus. At its core, the Walrus shape is essentially a bent Egg, with a tall, forward-ebbing bowl paired to a sinuously bent shank-and-stem arrangement, but it differs in that two flipper-like spurs protrude from the heel, giving the design its playful name.
This rendition from Teddy perfectly showcases what makes his work so enchanting — soft curves, flowing lines, and incredible finishing work. The form's characteristic heel protrusions allow this piece to sit sturdily without the aid of a pipe stand, while the fore-favoring rim reinforces the bowl's forward-drive. The shank-and-stem arrangement meanders out back, away from the bowl, and resembles, in some ways, the trailing tail of a fish or other aquatic animal. It's dressed in a warm, auburn-hued smooth finish, which showcases fine strands of flame grain across the fore and flanks of the bowl.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean
- Length: 6.13 in./155.70 mm.
- Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.28 in./57.91 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark