Tom Eltang: Smooth Horn (Snail) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-299-0762

No two Tom Eltang Horns are alike, and yet, I haven't personally encountered one that I immediately didn't recognize as (or at least strongly suspect to be) the work of the famous carver. This has something to do with that degree of outstretched gesture, making for a sprawling, gestural form in profile, coupled with his tendency to use the historically grain-following form to showcase some of his finest briar. In this Horn, of course, we find both of those things.

An Oliphant-like number, this Snail grade piece wears a pair of opposing facets at the left and right flanks. These facets, together with the bowl's rim, are the only planes on this entire briar to showcase cross-grain. The rest: birdseye. And lots of it. The entirety of the underside and top are both replete with the stuff, in dense, vividly-highlighted whorls that practically dance on the pipe's surface. Seriously magnificent.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.73 in./170.94 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Horn
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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