Peter Heding: Smooth Long Shanked Nut with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-362-0268

A common motif within Danish pipe making is elongating a pipe's shank, and it's evident throughout the portfolio's of several Danish artisans, with the legendary Lars Ivarsson notably helping popularize the concept. This particular piece from Peter Heding sees him re-imagining his signature Nut shape. The bowl is exceptionally plump, nearly Acorn-esque in its shaping with a rounded heel that droops slightly past the shank but never coming to a defined point that's common on his other Nut renditions. Said bowl wears its waistline high, yet conforms comfortably to wrapped fingers and has been expertly shaped to maximize the briar's grain orientation. A vivid array of birdseye populates the rim and underside, while streaks of flame grain wrap around the bowl's chubby flanks.

Heding's style is heavily inspired by nature and this example is one his his more overtly organic pieces, the bowl perched on the end of the shank like a walnut hanging from a tree branch. The lengthy shank continues the robust precedent established by the bowl, subtly flaring toward the stem and culminating in a boxwood ring, with the base of the downturned stem mimicking its shaping. The boxwood complements the lighter hues of the vibrant finish without taking anything away from the shaping or grain and is certainly a tasteful addition that only elevates this piece higher.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.78 in./172.21 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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