Mike Sebastian Bay: Smooth Bent Pot Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-820-0065

Mike Sebastian Bay's pipe-making journey began when he traveled across Denmark to find someone to repair his father's pipes. Fortune smiled on him when he found Tom Eltang, and he eventually became Eltang's apprentice. Mike now crafts pipes under his own name, with examples like this fine bent Pot providing a wealth of proof that he has earned a place among the pipe-making elite.

It presents as a bit tall of bowl compared to many Pot shapes, mainly due to the diminutive stature of shank and stem that keep it in Nosewarmer dimensions. The effect is perhaps discretely pronounced by the transition, as the graduation to shank is pinched and lowered, lending distinct cheeking to the bowl. The cheeking brings a certain suppleness to the form, allowing the bowl's gentle taper and swell at the base to stand apart from the shank, and matching in spirit the very Danish inflated rim. The shank takes off at a gentle downward curve, before rising to flare into a vibrant cumberland accent. A lithely handcrafted matching stem bends downward just slightly out back, completing a demure S-curve and offering a refined, classy perch for clenching. The grain is quite stunning, leaping upwards in a lively display of uniform flame grain all around the bowl and on the sides of the shank, with a mesmerizing display of birdseye on the heel, all made unmissable by a glossy smooth finish and an orange and black contrast stain. A refined piece, this one is packed with bespoke details and superb craftsmanship that are sure to delight any discerning collector.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.53 in./115.06 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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