S. Bang: Smooth Bent Egg with Boxwood (UN) (1877)

Product Number: 002-816-0015

I've said before that the work of a truly great artisan (or artisans, in the case of S. Bang) is a tedious balance between two seemingly antithetical abstractions. As far as the famous duo are concerned, it's a case of overt substance complemented by a sense of lithe, active elegance. This bent Egg from Ulf Noltensmeier is a gorgeous example, as it maintains a lively sense of implied energy, manifested through the forward-reaching bowl and easy curve enveloping the underside in profile. The heel comes to something of an understated point just at the bowl's fore, and the muscular, aftward-reaching shank gives way to a broad mount of pale boxwood. Finished in one of the pair's brilliant contrasts, there's plenty of beautifully highlighted grain to enjoy, too.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.04 in./128.02 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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