This “Todd Brugman Belge With Cumberland” 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 shaping cues and Danish Minimalism with perfect straight grain orientation, highly contemporary yet harkens a classic and timeless aesthetic: it all comes together as a classic Americana aesthetic.
This particular pipe is of the classic English shape chart; the “belge,” seen here, and the “cutty” are the two oldest western pipe shapes, both traditionally and originally made of clay, and to this day if one is to get a clay pipe, it is almost always a “belge” or a “cutty.”
Brugman keeps the pre-19th century aesthetics, but also adds nuanced contemporary attributes, making this pipe both timeless and new. It is long in design at 6 1/2″, very light weight, weighing is at only 22 grams, and has a proportionally long shank giving this pipe a very elegant look. The bowl bulges out towards the bottom and heel, giving it an almost pear-like look and helps balance this long and elegant composition via this addition of visual weight.
This pipe has an elegant silhouette, and is perfectly balanced, both visually and physically. This pipes composition is minimalistic yet quite dynamic and carries a level of sophistication.
Straight grain surrounds the bowl. The grain is brought out by a nice warm brown stain and the use of Cumberland for the stem gives the pipe, via its pallet, a classic look and feel.
Perfectly drilled and engineered, this pipe is as much a precision instrument as it is a work of art.
6 1/2″ long with a 1 5/8″ tall bowl. 22 Grams