Kent Rasmussen: Smooth Bent Dublin with Masur Birch Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-287-0231
With a background in architecture and modern art, Kent Rasmussen brings a distinctive, sculptural aesthetic to Denmark's pipe-making milieu. His style is more reserved than the boundless, avant-garde approach of the Danish Fancy Freehand tradition, yet even Rasmussen's classic renditions reveal an added je ne sais quoi, combining organic flourishes and intricate details with traditional design cues. His pipes often prioritize fluid curvature, and collectors across the globe appreciate his artful approach to pipe-making.
This bent Dublin exemplifies Rasmussen's expertise with curved lines, and the composition is founded upon the stummel's consistent undercurve, flowing seamlessly through the shank's underside and heel and into the bowl's fore. This upward curl corresponds to a gentle transition that maintains a smooth, forward-surging gesture, and the stem's downturn perfectly balances the stummel's trajectory. A stylish Dublin bowl flares into a wavy rim of natural briar plateau, lending a floral aspect to the classic shape while the darker plateau contrasts handsomely against the rest of the stummel's vibrant contrast stain, and it highlights a stunning array of flame grain on all sides. At the stem base, an accent of masur birch reveals a rounded ridge that mirrors the vulcanite's expansion ring, and the accent emulates the aesthetic of a military mount but is incorporated into the hand-cut mouthpiece itself. A remarkable lesson in curvature, line, and grain, this pipe reveals Rasmussen's distinctive artistry with the engineering and construction of a quality artisan pipe.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.79 in./172.47 mm.
- Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.09 in./53.09 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark