S. Bang: Smooth Bent Dublin with Boxwood (UN) (1833)

Product Number: 002-816-0005

At this rarefied altitude of pipe finishing, even boxwood has to be interesting, and, here, it is indeed. Its yellowish palette perfectly contrasts the vulcanite and briar of this bent Dublin by Ulf Noltensmeier, and its grain is dense and even, with just enough divergence from monochromatism to keep the eye intrigued and other boxwood accents want a makeover. As beautiful as it is, however, the boxwood is arguably the least important characteristic of this pipe. The jet-black mouthpiece with fancy expansion rings is bent at the slightest of angles. The shank is beefy, wide, and gently tapers to the stem. For the Dublin bowl, Ulf opted to round the top, and the curves he has adopted are stunningly appropriate, especially when one notes the addition of a chamfer for the inner ring of the tobacco chamber. One can't help but run one's fingers over the top to feel the domed rim as well as see it. The grain is spectacular, with fine strands of angel hair evident throughout and highlighted by the warm, pitch-perfect contrast stain. A tactile and visual feast, this pipe is a rarity.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.46 in./138.68 mm.
  • Weight: 2.70 oz./76.54 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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