Andreas Bennwik: Smooth Dublin with Bamboo
Product Number: 002-752-0005
Slender and fine bamboo following an even more delicate transition is an impressive thing to pull off. It's also something that can take a good bit of time and practice for the pipemaker to develop real skill at, and that every time will require extra attention and work compared to a briar shank. The briar transition must be shaped just right, the bamboo selected and cut for a natural rhythm with the pipe's shape, and finally a series of dissimilar materials joined together seamlessly and securely. This is why not every Tom, Dick, and Harry makes their living by making beautiful bamboo-lengthened briars.
Andreas Bennwik does know one Tom who does: Tom Eltang, his primary mentor as a pipemaker. I suspect that relationship may have more than a little to do with why Andreas's own work here is so refined. Of course, the teacher can only teach; it's up to the pupil to learn. Andreas has clearly learned.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.33 in./160.78 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Sweden