Lasse Skovgaard: Smooth Rhodesian Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-327-0795
Lasse Skovgaard's formal foray into pipe making, like so many of his Danish peers, began when he took a job at the venerated W.Ø. Larsen workshop. Lasse also benefited from his father Benni Jørgensen's teachings, as well as from Teddy Knudsen — both established pipe makers in their own rights. Lasse went into business for himself as a pipe artisan in 2004 and has been making fine Danish pipes ever since.
A handsome and fluid rendition of the Rhodesian shape, this piece boasts a tall, forward-canted bowl that stands at the fore of a flaring shank and a demurely curved saddle stem. In cross section, the shank resembles a reuleaux triangle, its distinctive build becoming more apparent as it expands out of the low-set transition. The bowl is posed atop a lifted heel, which sweeps toward the transition and carries momentum into the shank-and-stem arrangement, creating a distinctive undercurve that naturally guides the eye across the length of the composition. Topped by a domed rim and a wrapping-ridgeline, the bowl houses a capacious chamber within its muscular frame, ensuring plenty of long, leisurely smoking sessions. Dressed in a honey-hued smooth finish, the stummel offers a rich showing of flame grain and birdseye across the bowl.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.30 in./134.62 mm.
- Weight: 1.52 oz./43.09 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.03 in./51.56 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark