Lomma: Smooth Paneled Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-596-0153

How does one transfigure from a skilled woodworker to a skilled, artisan pipemaker? Becoming sailing pals with Tom Eltang is a start, at least it was for Lars Jonsson, who became friends with Tom and would hang out in Tom's workshop. But one can't just sit around that workshop, and Lars was one day talked into helping with a project, rusticating a series of pipes. He liked it, and was soon learning other details of pipemaking, finally making pipes himself and studying with Hans "Former" Nielsen as well. Former and Eltang are pretty heavy hitters in pipemaking, and a skilled craftsman like Lars can become world-class under that kind of guidance, which he did, obviously, as this bent Egg so ably demonstrates.

It's compact in length while maintaining average proportions in height and width. The shank flares in subdued Danish fashion from the tight transition to the stem, widening only slightly on the horizontal and vertical axes. The shank has an inverted "U" shape in cross section, with the underside a wide curve that travels across the heel and up the far side of the bowl with a crisp ridgeline left and right, each maintaining up the far side of the bowl to the rim, which is slightly concave. Birdseye populates that underside dramatically, as do the top of the shank and the rim. This pipe will sit easily on a desk, as well, rocking somewhat but not threatening to tip over. The contrast stain does magnificent work highlighting the grain of this piece, which follows the lines of the bowl and enhances the overall shape for a pipe anyone should be proud to add to their collection.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.14 in./105.16 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Sweden
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