Mark Tinsky: Natural Bent Pot with Palm and Ebony Christmas 2021 (One Star) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-035-0927

American carver Mark Tinsky has been producing commemorative Christmas pipes since 1983, making this yearly release nothing short of a tradition. For 2021, Tinsky has chosen this bent Pot to comprise his Christmas release, pairing a squat, stout bowl with a willowy stretch of shank and stem, the latter of which is demurely downturned. This rather robust shape also features a swiftly lifted heel, pushing the bowl up higher and into further visual prominence. The transition is quite sharp, nearly a right angle, and the shank that ebbs forth from it is straight, with the bend coming into play only at the stem. This particular example features a palmwood accent encircling the rim, with an ebony ring resting right where the chamber is set, adding a pop of color and contrast to the more honeyed stain that dresses the rest of the stummel.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.98 in./151.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.99 oz./56.50 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.79 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./45.00 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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