American Estates: Scott Klein Smooth Bulldog (2012) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-009-17067

Rendered in stout, muscular proportions and readily reflecting the creativity of its creator, this Bulldog from Scott Klein exemplifies the American artisan's ability to turn classic shapes into something entirely unique. The beadlines that wrap around the bowl's midsection are perhaps the most traditional elements about this rendition, sitting underneath a firm ridgeline that sets up the tapered rim. Said rim is also slightly cinched, adding some extra height to the otherwise relatively squat bowl. Instead of a diamond formation, the shank is paneled in the shape of a pentagon, but still features firm ridgelines throughout. Running from the top of the stem base through the shank are three crisp ridgelines, flicking upward as the extended piece reaches toward the bit. The upward curl both contrasts against the stem's nearly imperceptible downward turn while also initiating the profile's forward momentum, terminating at the bowl's slight forward cant. It's a stellar design from Scott and one that should appeal to those who find creative artisan renditions of classic shapes irresistible.

- Jeffery Sitts
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening

STAMPING:
SCOTT KLEIN
HAND CRAFTED
USA 12
  • Length: 5.41 in./137.41 mm.
  • Weight: 2.21 oz./62.60 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.17 in./29.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.03 in./51.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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