Former: Sandblasted Apple with Silver Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-017-0291

Though following the Danish classical approach to pipemaking, the majority of Hans "Former" Nielsen's work is rendered quite large — with a clear emphasis on the interplay between smooth, supple Danish lines and stouter, more muscular proportions. This straight Apple, then, is something of an outlier, being quite a lean, diminutive number compared to Former's other work — measuring under five inches from end to end, and weighing just over 26 grams. That said, the bowl itself is still quite muscular, with a decent-sized chamber and stout insulating walls, producing plump cheeks to either flank. It's presented here in quite a classy style as well, matching its crisp, ruby-tinged sandblast with a broad bullet-nosed accent of sterling silver. For collectors of Former's work, or small renditions of Danish classics in general, this isn't one to miss.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.79 in./121.67 mm.
  • Weight: 0.93 oz./26.31 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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