German Estates: Frank Axmacher Smooth Freehand with Bamboo (2015) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-005-6564
A German artisan, Frank Axmacher is not only a pipe maker, he is also a stonemason and sculptor, contributing to his unique style. Once a student of Tom Eltang and Rainer Barbi, Axmacher is now a master pipe maker himself. This Freehand by Frank Axmacher possesses a shapely bowl that bulges horizontally at a low-set waistline, giving this pipe a rather trim profile and a robust in-hand feel. The plump walls showcase vertical grain rising from the heel that subtly blends into birdseye near the asymmetrical rim, which features a trim, organic outcropping of plateau. Out back, a slick transition flows into a bamboo shank, providing a warm-hued counterpart to the jet-black vulcanite stem. These two elements join at a push-style arrangement, always ensuring a tight tenon-and-mortise fit.--Zach Podl
Measurements & Other Details
Mild Chamber Carbonizing
F. AXMACHER GERMANY (text wrapped in circle)
2015 (inside circle)
- Length: 6.40 in./162.56 mm.
- Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.03 in./51.56 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany