Peter Heeschen A Grade Sandblasted Bent Brandy Estate Briar Pipe, Danish Estates

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Peter Heeschen was one of the great Danish pipe-makers of the late-20th and early 21st-century. Heeschen’s father was a pipe-maker who worked primarily with cherry wood, which provided an early impetus for him to experiment with making his own pipes. Heeschen did not immediately pursue a career in pipe-making, however, and instead drifted in and out of the craft between other employments as a technician and a social worker. After being made redundant at the age of 53, Heeschen finally made his permanent home in the Danish high grades scene, creating pipes on a small farm near the city of Odense, Denmark. Heeschen passed away in 2015.

Though Peter Heeschen was prolific when it came to pipe shapes, there are a few that he would continually return to, with these becoming signatures of his work. The half-saddle, 1/8th bent brandy, as can be seen here, was one of those shapes. It is quite similar to another of his shapes, the “P”, as both have a side profile resembling the first initial of Heeschen’s forename. This one is as expertly sandblasted as is to be expected from Heeschen’s pipes, and includes a stem accent that looks to be zebra wood.

The condition is very good. There is some rim darkening, and one or two handling marks, but nothing that particularly detracts from the pipe’s aesthetic qualities, let alone its smoking abilities.



Length: 5.2″ / 132.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.75 / 19.05mm

Bowl Depth: 1.29″ / 32.76mm

Weight: 1.4oz / 42g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used