Geiger: Sandblasted Euclid Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-564-0020
Euclid of Alexandria, the Father of Geometry — the fellow whose Elements served as a standard textbook for more than two-thousand years (the "holy little geometry book" as Einstein called it). Not a small accomplishment, especially considering the author produced it without the benefit of Hindu numerals (if you think the mathematics courses you had to take in school were hard, you should see the hoops that had to be jumped through to solve problems using Greek, or later Roman number systems — engineers and scholars must have been made of stern stuff in those days).
Evidently Sara and Love have no small appreciation for Euclid's legacy, since they've gone and named a shape after him — and a distinctive one at that, displaying inspiration from Euclid's work involving circles and "lines" (in which Euclid included curves).
This is in fact the second Geiger Euclid we've had the chance to handle, and it is overall a sleeker and more dynamic variation, the degree of bend and the height of the bowl having been decreased, placing more emphasis on the forward elements the design's fundamental sweeping and rolling lines. Fitting to that, another contrast is to be found in the finish; where the previous Euclid was smooth, this one is sandblasted, which allows for the roll of the briar's grain itself to play along as well.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
- Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.97 in./24.64 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark