Former: Smooth Apple with Silver

Product Number: 002-017-0270

Applying smooth lines, gesture, and supple curvature to a classic English design, this straight Apple from Hans "Former" Nielsen is an excellent example of the Danish approach to classical pipe design. The sterling silver military mount and overall base form are traditionally English cues, yet Hans has softened the entire composition here by keeping the heel light and lifting, and the transition deep and defined — in turn realizing plump, supple cheeks to either flank of the bowl. Former's penchant for muscular proportions tie in nicely to this softer shaping style, accentuating the bowl's already full waistline with even more briar to the chamber walls. Of course, like any of Former's smooth-finished pipes, the grain is simply stunning: long, fine strands of flame highlighted through a smoldering contrast stain, its warmth set in stark juxtaposition to the bright, cool flash of the sterling silver mount. It's gorgeous work, no doubt, particularly nice for those who hold a special place in their hearts for the classics.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.18 in./131.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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