Nate King: Sandblasted Steam Punk Freehand
Product Number: 002-579-0002
Suffice to say, this is a subculture that tends to involve a lot of brass in its aesthetics - and as you can see, so do the steampunk/gearpunk pipe designs of Nate King. Rather fitting to this deliberately anachronistic style, Nate's designed this complex creation around a basic lay-out reminiscent of the old Tyrolean sitters - the pipes once commonly sipped from in Bavarian beer-gardens. (The idea behind the extra-long, vertical stem was that you could sit the pipe down on a table, and lean over to take the occasional puff, keeping your hands free.) Even the chain that secures the threaded brass draft-hole plug to the brass plate of the rim is reminiscent of the chains and cords commonly found on Tyroleans to keep the parts of their often multi-section stems from being lost. The aircraft-grade aluminum making up most of the stem's length is a bit unusual, but then, it would have been pretty striking in a circa-1800s context as well, when aluminum was as precious a material as silver or gold. Of course, it likely also does a fine job of helping keep any smoke drawn through it that much cooler as well.
- Eric N. Squires
The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 3.74 in./95.00 mm.
- Weight: 6.50 oz./184.28 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.80 in./71.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.44 in./61.98 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States