Tom Eltang: Smooth Bent Dublin Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-299-0996

The use of plateaued rims has been a staple of Danish pipe making for nearly as long as Danish pipe makers have been making Danish pipes. And it's been used throughout the world as well. Tracy Mincer was taking advantage of the natural texture, for example, in the 1940s. Most often the plateau covers the entire rim, but for this Dublin, Tom Eltang has used a bit more restraint, and used it to excellent effect.

Tom has here used an inflated, dome-like rim, but incorporated the plateau of the briar in doing so, and has finished that rim smooth along it exterior and interior rings, leaving the plateau as an asymmetrical center ring. It's an element that incorporates a wonderful use of asymmetry in juxtaposition to the lines of the stummel.

That stummel is swathed in contrast-stained, vertical grain along its flowing lines. The heel is lifting, giving the bowl an almost Acorn-like disposition, and the under-curve of the heel and lower shank provides a gentle arc that further elevates the bowl, while the minimal downturn of the stem contributes to that impression. It's a composition to be admired, as is the skill of Tom Eltang, who continues to surprise us with his unique vision.

-Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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