Danish Estates: Karl Erik Smooth Bent Brandy (2SM) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-001-36107

This bent Brandy by Karl Erik is replete with soft curves. A tall bowl stands upfront, formed by supple walls tapering from the broad, plump heel toward the subtly rounded rim, creating a figure with a comfortable presence in hand. The bowl joins to a sinuously curved shank and stem out back, the pair offering a comfortable smoking posture. Dressing the stummel is a warm, hazelnut stain that highlights handsome grain throughout.

Ever since he was a teenager, Karl Erik Ottendahl was immersed in the world of pipes, taking up pipe smoking at age 14 and beginning a lithography apprenticeship at age 16. It was during his apprenticeship that he started making his own pipes, a skill he would continue to hone later in 1962 while working as a lithographer in Nairobi, Kenya. There, his pipe-making skills proved especially handy, as pipes were hard to come by amidst the war-torn country. Upon his return to his homeland of Denmark, he continued making pipes on the side while looking for well-paying work, gradually making a name for himself and later establishing his own workshop.

- Joshua Carroll

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Small Dings Around The Bowl

KARL ERIK (script)
  • Length: 5.24 in./133.10 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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