Lasse Skovgaard: Smooth Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-327-0671

Joining the likes of Teddy Knudsen and Jess Chonowitsch, Lasse Skovgaard worked for W.Ø. Larsen and carved the workshop's esteemed Straight Grain pipes before leaving to pursue his own artisan pipe making career. Working for Larsen developed a skilled foundation for Lasse, both stylistically and technically, and his pipes often cater toward traditional Danish shapes. Most of his designs are bent and display a dramatic sense of sinuosity that helps define Skovgaard's personal aesthetic. In this bent Egg, that sinuous gesture is evident in the stem's dramatic recurve balancing out the upward curl of the shank. Said shank and stem are integrated beautifully — the base of the saddle stem continuing the lines of the shank — and the shank flares both toward the stem and the bowl, meeting the latter at a defined transition that accentuates the curves of the lower bowl. Urging forward, the Egg-shaped bowl continues the forward momentum initiated by the S-curve, and its supple shaping results in a welcome, voluptuous in-hand feel. Meanwhile, the dark, chestnut contrast stain does well to highlight the flame grain across the bowl while remaining subtle enough not to distract from the elegant shaping.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.28 in./134.11 mm.
  • Weight: 1.68 oz./47.63 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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