Benni Jorgensen: Smooth Bent Brandy Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-331-0358

Benni Jørgensen is a Danish pipe artisan with an easily recognizable style, honing his skill in the craft by working for the W.Ø. Larsen workshop before striking out to produce fine pipes under his own name. Now with several decades of experience fueling his creativity, his pieces command a worldwide following for their organic, gestural beauty and precise craftsmanship. This bent Brandy secures that reputation once again, with a tall, plumply rounded bowl tapering to an undulating rim evocative of a fish mouth. The bowl perches on a broad, lenticular shank, almost like a Cup and Ball design, minus a wrapping ridgeline to demarcate the two. Ridgelines grow seamlessly from the heel to become the flanks of the shank, and the bowl's curvature supplies ample cheeking to herald its Danish roots.

One of the hallmarks of a veteran carver is their ability to expertly shape to the grain, even harder to execute well on a roundly curved design like this one, and this piece is a prime example of that very skill. Benni has brought out tight, uniform striations of flame grain rising all around the bowl, graduating seamlessly toward birdseye on the heel, discretely chamfered rim, and top and bottom of the shank. Speaking of the shank, I would be remiss to ignore the fluidity with which it flicks upward, not unlike the tail of another iconic Danish design, the Fish. The stummel is an incredible marriage of curvaceous surfaces and precise line work, and the stem responds in kind, a lithely bent vulcanite taper that completes a perfect S-curve and offers a minutely detailed lip button for a comfortable smoke. It's all made quite stunning by one of Benni's vibrant contrast stains, and is sure to a treasured centerpiece in any collection.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.06 in./128.52 mm.
  • Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.99 in./50.55 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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