Tom Eltang: Smooth Bent Dublin Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-299-1230

Tom Eltang's passion for pipe making started at the age of 11 when he received a pre-drilled pipe kit from Pipe-Dan. From there, Eltang's interest in the craft turned obsessive, and he spent his early years honing his craft, taking a three year-long apprenticeship under legendary carver Anne Julie when he was just 16. He eventually took a job at Pipe-Dan, the same workshop that initially started him on his path, and while there, he learned the intricacies of a pipe's internal engineering, learning what does and, more importantly, what doesn't work when constructing any particular piece. Eltang eventually established his own workshop, and his work has become one of the high-water marks in artisanal pipe making. His rate of output is truly prolific, and crafts pieces like this bent Dublin with apparent ease.

Showcasing Eltang's penchant for sweeping lines, soft features, and a subtle sense of naturalism, this bent Dublin offers a curvaceous, eye-catching profile. The tall bowl possesses a broad, flared rim that favors the fore a touch over the aft, and sitting as it does atop a lifted, sweeping heel, the bowl takes on a gestural poise. The aforementioned heel carries momentum into the gently upturned oval shank and subtly downturned saddle stem, keeping the overall design fluid. Twin ridgelines encapsulate the totality of the piece, running from the rim, across the flanks of the bowl, and through the flanks of the shank, giving the eye a clear, continuous line to follow across the shape's length while also adding a touch of structural firmness to the composition. The stummel wears a handsome, smoky smooth finish that showcases lively flame grain on all sides of the bowl and a wealth of birdseye across the rim and top of the shank. Stunning and classically Eltang, this piece is an elegant shape that radiates charm.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.21 in./157.73 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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