Scottie Piersel: Sandblasted Pencil Shank Nosewarmer Stack Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-786-0229

As a gift for her pipe-smoking husband, Scottie Piersel ordered a Mark Tinsky pipe kit to hand make a pipe for his collection. When she finished, Piersel was hooked. Today, Piersel has bloomed into a supremely talented pipe maker who primarily crafts traditional shapes. Additionally, Piersel values crisp line work, balanced proportions, and flawless drilling, which she incorporates into all of her pipes. Also, many Piersel pipes are instantly recognizable because of her trademark pencil shanks.

This Stack from Scottie Piersel is the first Nosewarmer we have received from her, making this piece quite rare. However, the towering Stack bowl belies the traditionally trim dimensions of a Nosewarmer, possessed of nearly two inches of chamber depth. Furthermore, the plump, low-set waistline and supple walls feel right at home in hand, while Piersel's sandblast provides a fascinating texture. Said sandblast also brings out undulating growth rings in striking, wavy detail, dressing the raised ring grain in bright auburn hues that stand out against the black background. Moreover, this piece features one of Piersel's signature pencil shanks, but features a notable proportional revision. Piersel's pencil shanks are typically long and lithe, adding substantial length to the composition. However, here Piesel crafts a petite pencil shank, which emphasizes the bowl's tall stature while keeping the profile compact. Additionally, the shank showcases a multi-colored accent that houses a reverse-tenon arrangement, which joins to a tapered vulcanite stem that features a dark brindle of navy-blue and green hues that appear to be black at first glance. Overall, this compact piece is packed with detail, and hopefully we will not have to wait long to see another Nosewarmer from Scottie Piersel.

--Zach Podl
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.48 in./113.79 mm.
  • Weight: 1.02 oz./29.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Chimney
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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