Misc. Estates: Geiger Smooth Horn (Yggdrasil) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-008-7387

Geiger pipes are made by a duo of talented Swedish artisans, Love Geiger and Sara Mossberg, every one of their collaborations a feat of engineering and artistry. However, only their finest pieces are awarded their Yggdrasil appellation — named for Norse mythology's cosmological tree — and this is only the third we have ever received bearing the rare stamp. In fact, it is the first we have ever had the honor of offering on the estate market, representing a truly rare collection opportunity, and in unsmoked condition at that.

The Horn is one of the most fluid shapes in all of pipe making, and this rendition achieves the expected aesthetic with aplomb, looking positively languid when seen in profile. But Sara and Love were not satisfied with merely making a well-executed Horn, seeing a particularly dense and uniform grain orientation in the block that demanded more bespoke shaping. They divided the stummel into handsome flat panels on the flanks that curve seamlessly up and over the Horn's rim in one unstoppable rush of momentum, and panels on the top and underside with just enough inflated plumpness to feel comfortable and soft in hand. Unifying the flowing Horn shape and the clean structure of the paneled design so perfectly is no mean feat, and the skill of execution evident here places this pipe an order of magnitude above its peers.

More than just a bespoke design, the juxtaposition of surfaces serves to perfectly delineate the briar's grain, accentuating stunning straight grain on the sides and a triumph of birdseye packing the upper and lower aspects. The grain's beauty is made unmissable by a vibrant contrast stain and glossy smooth surface, while an abbreviated saddle stem artfully joins the stummel's profile without distracting from it, offering a lithe hand-shaped lip button with an inviting quietude.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
GEIGER (arched)
(Pipe stamp)
SWEDEN (arched)
(Tree of Life Logo)
  • Length: 5.50 in./139.70 mm.
  • Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Horn
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Sweden
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