Tom Eltang: Smooth Apple

Product Number: 002-299-1156

Over the years, Tom Eltang has consistently demonstrated his ability to craft exquisite renditions of classic shapes, always delivering spot on, expertly engineered pieces. That said, a straight Apple like this is rather uncommon compared to Eltang's bent variations and signature pencil-shanked renditions. With its irresistible curves, well-balanced proportions, and captivating grain, this is a truly lovely piece from the legendary Danish artisan and deftly demonstrates his decades of experience.

The bowl is affably rounded and pleasing in hand, subtly tapering from its plump waistline up toward the rim. Cheeking around the lower flanks further emphasizes the bowl's chubbiness, while the execution of the shank-and-stem combination call to mind the style typically seen on Lovats. The elongated, round shank continues arrow straight to meet the sleek saddle stem that's been carefully engineered for optimal smokability. If you own an Eltang pipe then you're well aware of the comfortable bit work and excellent smoking properties, but if you have yet to add one to your collection, a seldom seen shape from the venerated artisan is the perfect place to start.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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