American Estates: Scott Klein Smooth Fish (Signature) (2017) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-009-16679

An Illinois native, Scott Klein now resides and crafts pipes in Nashville, Tennessee. The American artisan cites artisan Alex Florov as being a mentor and major influence, having spent five years working alongside the Russian native in Chicago.

This Fish is a signature design of Klein's and is a lightweight Nosewarmer pipe, yet the stummel is muscular and compressed. Displaying Danish design cues, the forward-urging plump bowl presents a lifting heel and supple curves along with cheeking at the transition. A crisp ridgeline travels from the softly chamfered rim down the left flank and up through the shank end, terminating at the broad, lens-shaped face. This piece looks different in profile than when viewed from above: In silhouette, the shank looks far more slender; seen from up top, one is treated to the shank's graceful, gradual widening and thickening. It's topped by a slender vulcanite stem, in keeping with the svelte aesthetic. Dressed in a smooth auburn contrast stain, the grain beneath is gorgeous, with tight tendrils of flame grain engulfing all flanks, while the underside is simply resplendent in a wealth of birdseye. Presented unsmoked.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
SCOTT KLEIN
HANDCRAFTED
USA 17
(signature)
  • Length: 4.41 in./112.01 mm.
  • Weight: 1.66 oz./47.17 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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