Ken Dederichs: Smooth Bent Apple Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-806-0060

Known for his incredible craftsmanship, encompassing astute attention to detail with every pipe he carves, Ken Dederichs keeps his annual output low, prioritizing supreme quality over quantity. While that makes his work more collectable, it also kindles even more respect for the Japanese-born, Germany-based artisan.

Dederichs' stylistic range is informed by Danish and Japanese design cues, embracing the naturalistic realm in his renderings. This bent Apple is a fine embodiment of that design approach, its lifting heel and slightly sloping rim contributing to a forward sense of momentum. Supple curves and easy, precise line work mark this piece, the rather bulbous bowl with its high waist a bit of a departure from the classic, plump Apple, a reflection of the organic aesthetic at play and the artisan's own creative shaping. The shank-and-stem arrangement continues the bowl's gentle curvature, striking a fluid pose that encourages a comfortable smoking posture.

This pipe boasts an overall compact demeanor, realized through its seamless, muscular shaping, and it's dressed in a smoldering mahogany contrast stain. Truly, Dederichs possesses a careful, thoughtful approach to shaping the briar block according to the configuration of the grain, as a mixture of birdseye and flame grain come into confluence and immediately captures the eye. A minimalist pipe from Dederichs, this piece allows the shaping and grain to take center stage.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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