Tom Eltang: Smooth Bent Dublin with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-299-1168

One of the hallmarks of a truly great carver is the ability to fashion not only a remarkable rendition of a classic form, but to do so in a manner that imbues said form with a certain stylistic x-factor, all without disrupting the inherent nature of the shape itself. Tom Eltang isn't just any great carver, however. He's Tom Eltang. This is just one of several takes on the Dublin shape that I can readily peg as Tom's work, and yet each is as inherently his own as the last.

A sprawling, gestural bent Dublin, this piece features a poised, flared bowl positioned at a gentle forward cant, topped with a slightly inflated rim exhibiting a steep chamfer around the top of the tobacco chamber. A tight transition guides the eye to the gradually flaring shank, subsequently leading to a broad mount of pale, well-grained boxwood. And as for the grain, this Dublin's briar reveals licks of feathery flame on all flanks, and the broad rim is thoroughly packed with dense birdseye, all highlighted by one of Tom's vibrant, smoldering contrast stains. A truly remarkable piece from a world-class carver.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.94 in./150.88 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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