Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation: Dark Porter (1931)
Product Number: 002-787-0329
The "1931" design from 4th Generation is a subtly bent and forward-inclined bent Apple that corresponds to Erik Stokkebye's 1931 blend, a Virginia and Burley flake. The pipe tobacco honors the birthdate of Erik's father, Erik Peter, the third generation of the Stokkebye family's long standing tobacco tradition, and as a pipe shape, it's a dynamic rendition designed by Peder Jeppesen of Neerup pipes. As such, it beautifully reflects Peder's signature interpretation of classic Danish pipe design, the lines of this piece soft and supple as the transition gently eases into the bowl's curvature. In line with Neerup's typical aesthetic, the bowl is more muscular compared to the slender shank and stem, and it's founded on a firm heel, making for a hearty, natural presence in hand while the profile prioritizes elegant fluidity and poise.
The low-profile sandblast of the Dark Porter series offers just the right hint of texture in hand while still maintaining the lines of this pipe's silhouette. Such a combination is typical among Danish pipes and is reflected in Peder Jeppesen's handling of this finish. The maker behind Neerup pipes, Peder also fashions a number of Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation's pieces, merging his own artistic style with the tobacco brand's rich, familial tradition. That aesthetic is evident in the Dark Porter's subtly contrasting stain, the prominent, porter hue darker than 4th Generation's similarly inspired Brown Ale series but interspersed with lighter sections for added depth and a rich, black-and-tan motif.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.52 in./140.21 mm.
- Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.93 in./23.62 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark