Tonni Nielsen: Rusticated Bent Bulldog

Product Number: 002-192-0316

When it comes to the classics, Tonni Nielsen tends to take a more traditional approach to shaping, maintaining much of the old English form's signature look while softening it overall through a unique Danish lens. Occasionally, however, he'll take one or two cues from the archetype and completely reinvent the rest; we find a great example of that latter approach here in this bent Bulldog shape.

Aside from the presence of its pronounced beadlines and diamond shank, this piece from Tonni is quite different from both the English classical and Danish models. The bowl is pert and upright, with a smooth, sweeping line flowing down from the heel all the way through to the shank end. The elongated transition reinforces that arcing aesthetic, while also allowing the bowl's height to stand out in profile. Lastly, the low-profile saddle bit plays with negative space in a unique way, keeping the visual focus on the stummel itself while still offering a complete aesthetic in the silhouette.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.34 in./135.64 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Bulldog
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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