Geiger: Sandblasted Bent Brandy with Horn Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-564-0064
Geiger pipes are made as a collaboration between two talented Swedish artisans, Love Geiger and Sara Mossberg, every one of their creations a feat of engineering and creative excellence. A detailed look at their process can be seen in this All Pipes Considered video. This bent Brandy rendition shows the duo's attention to detail and fine craftsmanship, as well as Danish influence on their design language, with a softly tapered shape and sweeping line work. A continuous curve runs from the fore of the bowl all the way around a lifted heel and upward curve at the shank transition, sweeping into a horn accent. The bowl is subtly oval when seen from above, the width being slightly wider then the length, and displays a slightly straighter taper on the aft aspect. The shape combines with a soft shank transition to create an excellent place for thumb draping and a comfortable in-hand feel.
Tight stacks of ring grain surround the bowl, but not just any ring grain. Typically I think of craggy surfaces on artisan vertical grain sandblasts, but Sara and Love employ here a particularity well-executed, low-profile blasting technique, managing to bring out the growth rings in vivid detail while leaving the surface much smoother than I would expect. The result is quite pleasant in hand, offering well-balanced tactile stimulation and much for the eye to admire. Stained a rich mahogany, the finish becomes smoother as it reaches the heel, with a spot on the underside quite smooth and stained lighter for contrast. The rim is chamfered and smooth, wearing a lighter stain that matches the heel. The aforementioned horn accent provides additional contrast at the shank end, providing a handsome base for a hand-cut vulcanite stem and standard mortise-and-tenon arrangement.- Joel Balyeat
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.91 in./124.71 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Sweden