Sabina Santos: Sandblasted Lovat Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-817-0068

One of the few artisan pipe-makers from Portugal, Sabina Santos got her start in pipe making through her husband's love of pipe smoking. As he began to research artisan pipe makers, Santos felt the urge to carve a pipe herself. Already possessed of some wood working skills, Santos learned through trial-and-error as she honed her pipe making abilities. However, she wanted to learn more. Her desire sparked several trips to Denmark where she learned under legendary artisans like Tom Eltang, Kai Nielsen, Tao, and Former. Her trips lead to a strong Danish influence in her pipe making aesthetic, with her crisp line work and supple shaping skills lending well to the organic Danish style. Furthermore, Santos prioritizes engineering in her pipes above all else to ensure every one provides a sublime smoking experience.

This Lovat by Sabina Santos possesses a pert bowl, its soft walls ascending from a rotund, low-set waistline to a trim rim. Out back, an elongated, cylindrical shank gracefully balances the composition, manifesting a classic, lithe profile. Furthermore, the transition between bowl and shank features pronounced cheeking, keeping the contours of each element independent and distinct. Moreover, the stummel is dressed in a jet-black sandblast, which excellently highlights the wiry texture of vertical grain alongside the more dramatic undulations of the growth rings beneath. Additionally, the rim is dressed in a dark smooth finish, offering a handsome contrast to the tactile stummel, while the striking ruby-and-black swirls of the brindled saddle stem add a vibrant flash to the understated composition.

--Zach Podl
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.53 in./140.46 mm.
  • Weight: 1.17 oz./33.11 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Lovat
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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