Lasse Skovgaard: Smooth Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-327-0718

Lasse Skovgaard is the son of renowned Danish pipe maker Benni Jørgensen, and first began making his own pipes at the age of 16. By 18 years of age, he was making pipes for the famed W.Ø. Larsen workshop, working alongside greats like Teddy Knudsen, and a year later began making the workshops' prestigious Straight Grain pipes. In 2004, at the age of twenty, he began selling artisan pipes stamped with his name, and has earned his own place among the ranks of accomplished Danish artisans with his unique, organic style.

This lithe bent Egg presents a softly-defined bowl perched on a supple, underslung shank. A fair bit of cheeking defines the transition, and a subtle ridgeline develops on the lower left flank to give the shank a teardrop cross section. The negative space above the shank attracts my digits like a magnet, a perfect place for draping thumbs or fingers. A smooth auburn finish further contributes to the comfortable feel in hand, and accentuates excellent vertical grain, with flame grain especially resplendent on the left side of the stummel. The shank face is domed and discretely chamfered at the mortise, providing a liquid presence from which the stem emerges. The hand-shaped vulcanite mouthpiece displays Lasse's skill and attention to detail, starting with a trim expansion ring to aid in easy assembly, and reducing quickly as it races toward a hand-funneled lip button. A remarkable piece, with an easily clenchable S-curve and light weight despite its length, this one is pure Danish and an excellent tribute to the Lasse's heritage.

- Joel Balyeat
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.74 in./145.80 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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