Tonni Nielsen: Smooth Pheasant with Boxwood (Viking)
Product Number: 002-192-0295
Tonni Nielsen's signature Pheasant shape is just a lovely design through and through. While each rendition we receive is slightly different than the last, they all seem to share a common theme: a paneled shank coming to defined edges along either flank, a lifting sweeping gesture in profile, a plump Egg-like bowl, and a touch of asymmetry in the slight undulation to the rim. This particular Viking grade example certainly hits all those cues, yet it also features a more Billiard-esque bowl, with less forward cant and a lower-set waistline than previous iterations. The shank itself bears a more obvious taper as well, allowing the eye to follow its sweeping form naturally from transition to bit, and the S-curve is a bit less pronounced — shifting more visual weight to the heel and giving the bowl itself an almost Italian neo-classical look in profile. As you would expect from one of Nielsen's Viking grades, the grain is simply stunning — a bold flame pattern highlighted through a warm, medium walnut contrast stain and accented by a broad band of boxwood.
- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.72 in./119.89 mm.
- Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark