Tom Eltang: Partially Sandblasted Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-299-1419

Tom Eltang knew when he was a child that he wanted to be a pipe maker. At age 16, he apprenticed to Anne Julie, and his career in pipe making began. After working with Julie for three years, he moved onto the Pipe Dan workshop and later to Stanwell. Then Eltang set out on his own in 1980, and has crafted pipes under his name ever since. Based in a workshop in Copenhagen, Eltang produces nearly any shape one can think of and utilizes myriad finishes. Although Eltang's catalog of pipes is vast, they are all united by his classic Danish style.

Tom Eltang is best known for his signature rustication technique and his stunning smooth finishes; however, the Danish artisan's talent with the blasting kit is second to none, as showcased here by this Horn. A black sandblast exposes the briar's thick growth rings, which Eltang expertly highlights the Horn's sweeping shape. The undulating growth rings cascade down the flanks, curving in accordance with the shapely stummel, and the deep crags extend onto the shank as it flicks skyward, fostering a scintillating combination of a crisp, defined ridgeline alongside rugged, organic texture. Furthermore, the dramatic shape of the shank is paralleled by the expansion ring on the stem base, a superbly subtle flourish that is a prime example of Eltang's attention to detail. Moreover, the shank possesses a brass inlay that surrounds the mortise, ensuring that the push-style arrangement will be exceptionally durable.

--Zach Podl
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.31 in./160.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.16 in./54.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Horn
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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