Mike Sebastian Bay: Smooth Tomato with Mammoth Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-820-0096

Among the foremost Danish artisans to begin carving pipes in recent decades, Mike Sebastian Bay cultivates a style that draws much from his time apprenticing with Tom Eltang, imbuing those techniques with Bay's own creative flourishes. This Tomato is an excellent example of that style in a shape relatively uncommon for Bay, being only the second example Smokingpipes has received from him. The bowl is rendered in Danish fashion, with shallow supple curves and a heels that flows seamlessly into its plump midriff, as well as a heavily cheeked transition. The shank on this piece curls upward from the transition, flaring wide as it approached a handsome accent made from genuine mammoth at its point of conjunction to a hand-cut saddle stem of black vulcanite, downturned for clenching comfort. Dressed in a rich auburn stain, the stummel boasts perfectly oriented grain, with tight flame grain encircling the bowl and shank, while birdseye swirls at the heel and rim.

-Gabriel Bass
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.10 in./27.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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