Cornelius Manz: Sandblasted Speeding Bent Billiard Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-831-0024

This is the first we've seen of Cornelius Mänz's "Speeding" forms. Indeed, there may not be another, but one can hope, because it's a fetching shape imbued with forward momentum. The lifting heel contributes to the undercurve of the shank and heel, which is almost subliminally interrupted by a low, subtle waistline. The shank is proportionately large in diameter, helping the impression of sporty sinuosity. As the mouthpiece is introduced, its base flares slightly for a more dramatic contrast with the flat saddle bit.

A traditional chestnut stain provides the consistent hue of the stummel, which is deftly sandblasted and circled by tight growth rings stacked up the forward-canted bowl. The rim is smooth, offering precise beveling around the tobacco chamber and terminating the implied acceleration of the composition in particularly attractive fashion.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.37 in./136.40 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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