Misc. Estates: Vollmer & Nilsson Smooth Cobra (Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine Pipe of the Year) (5/36) (2014) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-008-4963

Martin Vollmer and Anders Nilsson are a pair of pipe makers out of Sweden. In 2014, Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine commissioned the two half-brothers to make their annual Pipe of the Year. So, the duo fashioned 36 of these Cobra shapes, of which the one you see here is number 5. Modeled after a partially shaped Bo Nordh pipe, the design's distinguishing feature is the scalloped facet making up the bowl's fore. It's almost as if a bite were taken out of a high-waisted Acorn shape, creating crisp points at the heel and top of the bowl connected by a crisp ridgeline. Though unique and rigid, it fits sublimely in hand, all dressed in a smoky contrast stain. Unsmoked, and in excellent condition.

-Truett Smith
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VOLLMER (Arched)
NILSSON (Arched)
Pipes (In Script)
  • Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.11 in./53.59 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Sweden
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