Peter Heding: Smooth Elephant's Foot with Boxwood (Diamond) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-362-0287

While Peter Heding holds a PhD in molecular biology, it's clear from this Elephant's Foot, along with many of his other shapes, that pipe making is his true calling, and since 2003, he has trained under the likes of Tom Eltang to hone his craft. Now, Heding crafts high-quality artisanal shapes that push the boundaries of pipe making while retaining the exquisite functionality that make them such luxurious smoking instruments. The Danish influence from Tom Eltang, among other Danish artisans, is evident in the soft features and gentle, sloping curves that define much of Heding's work.

Similar in some ways to his Pickaxe designs, this piece boasts a pronounced, jutting heel that comes to a fine point, with a gentle curvature across the fore and aft showcasing crisp, neat lines down the sides of the bowl. The rim is subtly concave and broad, aiding in creating a slight gestural cant forward. The high-kicking shank comes out of the muscular transition and gives way to the saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite, making a subtle downturn for a comfortable smoking posture. A vibrant, yellow accent of boxwood rests on the shank end, demarcating the space between the stem and shank and complementing the bright, red finish of the stummel. The finish perfectly encapsulates the wavy cross grain of the bowl as it stacks up its height, accentuating its elegant shaping. Sleek, refined, and graceful, it is clear to see why Heding deemed this piece worthy of his Diamond stamping, nomenclature that denotes a piece of exquisite shaping and briar.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.08 in./129.03 mm.
  • Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.42 in./61.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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