Lasse Skovgaard: Sandblasted Bent Apple

Product Number: 002-327-0738

Son of venerated pipe maker Benni Jørgensen, Lasse Skovgaard began his pipe-making journey at the young age of 18 when he went to work for the legendary W.Ø. Larsen workshop. He learned under Danish masters like Teddy Knudsen while he honed his craft, learning not just what make a pipe beautiful but also functional and enjoyable to smoke. It wasn't long before his exquisite craftsmanship was recognized, and he was tasked with making the Copenhagen workshops' prestigious Straight Grain pipes. In 2004, at the age of 20, Skovgaard began making pipes under his own name and has since become recognized as one of the premier Danish artisans. His works blend the utilitarian, soft stylings of the Danish tradition with own distinctive, organic aesthetic, as evidenced by this bent Apple.

Gestural poised, thanks to the concave rim and lifted heel, the bowl of this bent Apple features a subtle curvature across the fore and aft as the piece tapers off of the rim, giving it a bulbous disposition. The pinched, triangular shank extends subtly through the transition, offsetting some of the soft features of the bowl with a crisp, angular line. The shank flares gradually away from bowl, broadening to a disk-like face before giving way to a saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite, arcing gracefully for a relaxed smoking position. A clear, consistent undercurve can be traced from the lip of the rim at the fore, through the heel and up the shank, making for a fluid, elegant profile that speaks to the refined shaping and balanced proportions of the piece. The stummel wears a low-profile, midnight-black sandblast, accentuating the briar across the flanks of the bowl and shank, save for the shank face left smooth and lightly stained for a touch of contrast.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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