S Bang Kobenhavn 7, Smooth Bent Apple Estate Briar Pipe, Danish Estates [SOLD OUT]

$1,200.00

Out of stock

Description

Originally founded in 1968 by Svend Bang, a former store manager at Denmark’s legendary W.Ø. Larsen, S. Bang would go on to become a legend in its own right, one that would rival even Larsen in fame and acclaim. While Svend himself was not a pipe-maker, he was able to enlist some of the most talented pipe-makers in Denmark to create the S. Bang pipes. In the early days, this included figures such as Ph. Vigen, but it is two makers in particular who would become synonymous with the S. Bang name: Per Hansen and Ulf Noltensmeier. Per and Ulf joined the S. Bang workshop in the early 1970s, and in 1984, when Svend Bang himself retired, Per and Ulf formally took over S. Bang. Per and Ulf’s creations were as admired and coveted as their Danish contemporaries, such as Jess Chonowitsch, Tom Eltang, and Hans ‘Former’ Nielsen. Per and Ulf retired and dissolved S. Bang in 2019, much to the disappointment of pipe smokers and collectors across the world.

There is little one needs to say about an S. Bang pipe – it typically speaks for itself. To say this S. Bang is ‘Danish’ in style is almost a tautology, given that these pipes helped define what ‘Danish’ pipes were. It is an apple of sorts, quarter bent, but the bowl is squat and plump, and the shank is faceted, with what looks to be a zebra wood accent separating it from its ebonite stem. It is a quintessential S. Bang pipe. The grain patterns are beautiful and consistent, and the shape is distinct yet perfectly balanced.

It’s also been well taken care for, which is understandable given the price these pipes sell for, especially now S. Bang is no more.

 

Details:

Length: 5.6″

Bowl Width: 20.8mm

Bowl Depth: 1.5″

Weight: 1.9oz / 54g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz

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