Sabina Santos: Smooth Volcano with Mammoth Tusk Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-817-0036

Marrying raw talent with a dedication to continued excellence, Sabina Santos creates remarkable handmade pipes. Having spent time working with and learning from some of the top Danish artisans, including Hans "Former" Nielsen, Tom Eltang, and Kurt Balleby, the Portuguese carver has certainly honed her craft. Her portfolio shows a broad stylistic range, including pipes adorned with exotic accents and lively color palettes, with this Volcano being a fine example of the former.

Presenting a compact disposition, this Volcano displays the characteristic wrapping ridgeline at the lifting, convex heel and sloping taper toward its wavy, beveled rim. The wrapping line delineates a domed aspect along the underside of the pipe, which continues on either side of the rising shank. The artisan has seamlessly accented the shank face with a broad, lens-shaped ferrule of mammoth tusk, its beige and mahogany hues complementing the auburn contrast stain enveloping the stummel. Sabina clearly demonstrates a keen eye for shaping according to the briar's grain, as the tight-knit flame grain engulfing bowl topside is phenomenal. Equally enthralling is the plethora of beautiful birdseye saturating the entire underside of the pipe, easily some of the most stunning I have ever witnessed. This pipe is exquisite and a real testament to the artisan's apparent talent and increasing skill.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.16 in./131.06 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Volcano
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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