Ken Dederichs: Smooth Acorn with Boxwood Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-806-0026

I appreciate how Ken Dederichs approached this Acorn's boxwood accent, shaping it in such a way that marries it to the stummel compositionally and results in a cohesive design overall. In profile, the accent curls into a taper where it meets the briar, echoing the shank's same taper and creating a pinched aesthetic at the junction. The boxwood mount, then, flares accordingly toward the stem, mimicking the bowl's rounded flare, but the face is domed above the mortise, delineated by a crisp ridgeline — its subtle firmness aligning stylistically with the heel's pointed spur. The entire piece resembles an Acorn rendition we previously received from the Germany-based carver, on which he featured a similar boxwood accent. This example, however, opts for a broad, rugged crown of natural plateau, and the bowl is more squat and wide, but still dynamic in its forward-canted momentum. Dressed in a walnut contrast stain, the stummel's lighter hues match the boxwood's tones, and the design cues of the accent and all play off of the stummel's, melding together in a balanced work of art.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.28 in./159.51 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.01 in./25.65 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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