Benni Jorgensen: Sandblasted Acorn

Product Number: 002-331-0342

Benni Jorgensen worked at the W.Ø. Larsen workshop for 20 years, crafting some of their finest Straight Grain pieces while also developing the necessary skills and precision to craft pipes under his own name. That experience has certainly served Benni well in his personal artisan career with this plump Acorn being an excellent addition to his vast portfolio and continuing his penchant for curvaceous, organically inspired designs. The lengthy, lenticular shank sweeps into the bowl, creating cheeking around the transition and further accentuating the bowl's supple curves and rounded disposition.

The sweeping undercurve of this piece in profile is particularly irresistible and satisfying, the bowl perched on the end and seemingly sprouting from the shank while the saddle stem gracefully arcs upward behind. However, what really drew me to this piece was the sandblasted finish Jorgensen has treated the stummel to. The Danish carver has dressed the stummel in a fiery contrast stain that has expertly coaxed out the subtle nuances of the briar's grain and offers plenty of crisp texture to enjoy in hand. It's a tasteful and fitting finish for an inherently organic design, with the chamfered inner rim left smooth for a handsomely understated accenting touch.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.05 in./128.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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