Tom Eltang: Smooth Bulldog

Product Number: 002-299-1170

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, the Bulldog is a relatively rare breed from the Danish artisan compared to his takes on other shape chart standards. In fact, it's been over two years since we last received an Eltang Bulldog, making this piece quite a welcome sight. The wait was clearly worth it as this interpretation is everything anyone could want in an artisan-made Bulldog, especially from an artisan like Tom Eltang who boasts over 40 years of experience.

This Bulldog is a thoroughly traditional interpretation, with a pair of crisp beadlines encircling the bowl's waistline. The bowl tapers above and below those beadlines, while a warm, rich contrast stain dresses the stummel and accentuates the briar's natural patterns. The diamond shank's firm ridgelines accentuate the composition's sturdiness and continue arrow straight to meet the sleek saddle stem, expertly shaped to aligned with the lines of the shank. If you own an Eltang pipe then you're well aware of their 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: 5.23 in./132.84 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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