Dirk Heinemann: Smooth Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-793-0012

The low-slung transition on this Heinemann bent Egg makes for a virtually nonexistent heel, giving the bowl some extra height. Dirk has poised said bowl at a slight cant, playing with the idea of forward momentum, a technique we've seen him use in a number of shapes. Though the S-curve isn't particularly extreme, the gentle bend and subtly flared shank-end give off an organic, almost aquatic, aesthetic — another common convention from the German carver. With supple cheeking along the transition and a rounded, tapered rim, the bowl feels sublime in hand. But with such a compact, lightweight piece, I'm not sure you'll have any reason to remove it from between your teeth, especially with such a trim button. Accented only by a slender, pale disc on the shank-end, the rich, walnut stain allows the phenomenal streaks of grain to shine through.

- Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.25 in./107.95 mm.
  • Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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