Ben Wade Royal Grain, Canted Freehand Estate Briar Pipe, Danish Estates [SOLD OUT]
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While Ben Wade was a historic British pipe brand, for a time during the 1970s, production of Ben Wade pipes was contracted out to one of Danish pipe-making’s superstars: Preben Holm. Though he would tragically pass away at the age of 42, Holm was one of the pioneering figures in the ‘Danish design’ movement in 20th century pipe-making, a movement that still dominates the high-grade pipe scene. By hand-shaping his pipes on a belt sander, Holm was able to make the most of the patterns of grain hidden within briar, creating spectacular works of pipe art that looked just as well as they smoked. Owing to Holm’s untimely passing, his pipes are even more highly sought after than they were during his lifetime.
Though all of the pipes Holm made for Ben Wade were unique, this is one of the most unique I’ve ever come across. While the internal shape could be compared to a cutty or an anse, the external shape features a wide and wild plateau-topped bowl. Complementing the wide plateau rim is a consistent, natural straight grain all around the bowl. These are hallmarks of Holm’s work, that’s for sure, but this is still one of the most distinct creations I’ve seen from Denmark’s freehand master.
Bowl Width: 25.9mm
Bowl Depth: 1.4″
Weight: 3.2oz / 92g
Stem: New Acrylic
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