IMP Meerschaum: Smooth Bent Egg (with Case)

Product Number: 002-316-3999

Sometimes the most interesting meerschaum pipes aren't grandiose figural sculptures depicting dramatic tableaux, but instead are clean renditions of familiar shapes that feel good in the hand. Such is the case with this bent Egg from IMP, an attractive pipe that is decidedly comfortable to hold given its curvaceousness, the long, sweeping heel and shank drawing the eye, and round, supple bowl filling the hand wonderfully. This piece also feels solid in the hand, a feature that is difficult to describe further, but still cannot be understated, especially considering that the solidity is immediately noticeable when it is held, despite the pipe's light weight. There is a trio of beadlines reaching up the bowl, the transition is smooth and fluid, and the shank curves lithely upward before meeting the stem at an expansion ring which acts as a kind of saddle-style demarcation. This pipe is a success in shaping, comfort, and styling, sure to become even more alluring as it is smoked, developing a beautiful patina.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.40 in./137.16 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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