Former: Smooth Apple Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-017-0395

To say Hans "Former" Nielsen has mastered this straight Apple design would be an understatement, as it is a regular and much-loved staple of the Danish artisan's impressive portfolio, a workhorse design that has proven itself countless times. While he often sends us rusticated or sandblasted renditions, this sleek iteration boasts a smooth finish and a rich auburn stain, displaying brilliant flame grain on the sides and a wealth of dense birdseye on the rim, top of the shank, and underside.

Immediately recognizable as a Former from across the room, it displays a plumpness that runs low, providing enough cheeking at the base to allow it to sit reliably at a jaunty angle on its rounded heel. The bowl is canted slightly forward, allowing the shank to exit low and stretch arrow-straight toward a lithe acrylic saddle stem. Only 28 grams in weight and with a compact length in Nosewarmer territory, this is pipe ready to go anywhere and will look and smoke amazing when you get there.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.64 in./117.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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