Geiger: Smooth Potcano with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-564-0068

The pipe-making duo of Love Geiger and Sara Mossberg hail from Sweden and collaborate on every pipe they make. Here they pay homage to the late legend Bo Nordh, and his "Bo's Pot" shape. Nordh's signature Pot rendition displayed the same curving sides, inflated rim, bulbous heel, and upturned, flaring shank as seen here, and was a shape Bo was inspired to make by Sixten Ivarsson's work. Here Geiger and Mossberg make the shape their own, drawing on Volcano shaping cues, with slightly straighter sides and a larger heel ridgeline to create a shape they call a Potcano. The chamber is subtly canted, cleverly guiding the ember toward the shank's airway without altering the stummel's exterior shaping.

The Swedish artisans have discovered and followed the grain of this block of briar perfectly, bringing out striations of tight straight grain running up the bowl's curved sides as well as dense concentrations of birdseye on the bulbous heel and softly inflated rim. A crisp ridgeline around the bowl's base demarcates the grain so perfectly that it presents only flame on the sides and only birdseye on the bottom, as if by magic. It's further elevated by a light contrast stain and smooth finish to put the stunning grain on well-deserved display.

In a charming Nosewarmer length of just over four inches, it weighs in at a deceptively light 32 grams. Combined with a lightly bent, hand-cut vulcanite stem, the light weight and abbreviated length promise excellent jaw hanging and comfortable clenching. A flared military mount of genuine horn adds extra strength and elegance, with its shaping subtly mirroring the curvature and ridgeline of the bowl's heel for a balanced, unified aesthetic. A fitting tribute to pioneer pipe artisans and a signature shape from Geiger, this will make a stunning centerpiece in any collection.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.02 in./102.11 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.20 in./30.48 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Sweden
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