Former: Sandblasted Acorn Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-017-0419
It may be that Hans "Former" Nielsen has made more artisan pipes and instructed more artisan makers than all but a handful of craftsmen, and that background has certainly resulted in a portfolio of pipes with meticulous design and execution. This sandblasted Acorn reveals the line work and proportional perfection for which Former has become known, its flanks curving downward to the concise heel with its shank emerging from the bowl like a twig, arcing upward to the saddle mouthpiece.
A medium-profile blast textures the stummel except for a smooth rim and a single band of smooth briar at the shank end. The dark sandblast highlights the consistent growth rings circling the bowl and combines with the hand-cut stem of jet-black vulcanite for a reserved yet formal presentation, matching the shape's lithe presence and winsome balance for slender refinement.- Chuck Stanion
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.43 in./61.72 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark