This is a one-of-a-kind pipe by our in-house pipe maker Todd Brugman. Brugman is know for his unique style that is influenced by neo-classical Italian cues and Danish Minimalism with perfect straight grain orientation, highly contemporary yet harkens a classic and timeless aesthetic: it all comes together as his own style with an Americana aesthetic.
This particular pipe is of the shape “acorn” with a rim of a “calabash” (calabash in shape only, not function) seen here with lot of Italian shaping cues, making a truly dynamic and timeless pipe.
Brugman uses classic attributes of the acorn, but also adds nuanced contemporary attributes, making this pipe both timeless and new. It has a slight forward cant, an oval-ish shank, a calabash style rim, 360 degree straight (flame) grain, and is light weight considering its stout and muscular silhouette. Weighing is at only 37 grams and being only 4 5/8″ long it is easily and comfortably clenched. This thought out shaping helps balance the weight distribution of this uniquely complex composition, both physically and aesticly; this adds elegance, something rare in such a short and muscular pipe.
This boasts a fairly large chamber, it has a normal depth, but is a hair over 1″ regarding the inner diameter of the bowl; therefore it will smoke comparable to a large pot-style pipe.
This pipes composition is very dynamic and carries a level of sophistication despite. Also it is equally carries a minimalist look even though it has a loud design that is muted as to not go overboard with distractions.
This pipe uses a limited edition multi-colored vulcanite stem (there is and will never be another like it). The stems palette of neutral earth tones gives it a timeless, classic yet contemporary look.
Perfectly drilled and engineered, this pipe is as much a precision instrument as it is a work of art clearly painted with Brugman’s hand.
4 5/8″ long with a 1 7/8″ tall bowl. 37 Grams