Dublinesque

7th Apr
2015

Status : SoldDublin XV

Details:

Olivewood smoking  pipe carved from a very  dense richly grained from a approx 700 year old olivetree,mouthpiece hand cut Cumberland,pipe cleaner passes , draft holes are bored to 4.2mm, stems  forms towards the button a Y slot providing so a minimal airflow resistance while ensuring a very light draw,comes with black plush clove.A balanced Sitter with  for some comfortable long lasting  smokes.The grain opened on one side with a exquisite entwined darker detail and therefor the name.

Tabak Pfeife aus einem reich gemasertem 700 altem Olivenbaum,Mundstück Hand-geschnitten Cumberland , Pfeifenreiniger geht glatt durch.Weit geöffnete Y Fächerung am Biss,eine ausgewogene fein balanziert Pfeife die angenehm anliegt,kommt mit schwarzem Plüsch Säckchen.

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Olivewood – Egg

20th Mar
2015

Status : Sold Egg

Details: Freehand Egg  olive wood pipe from a approx. 500 years old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut Cumberland,pipe cleaner passes easily  ,wide visected bit with a light airflow.The ‘Summer sunset into the sea’  grain at the bowl-front highlights this shape

 

Olivenholz Pfeife von einem 450 – 500 Jahre alten Baum.Persönlich von mir zugeschnitten und für 5 weitere Jahre vor Ort getrocknet, Mundstück aus Cumberland,Pfeifen Reiniger geht glatt durch,weit aufgefächerter  dünner Biss mit sehr offenem  Luftzug,4,2mm Zugbohrung.Die Maserung verläuft gleichmäßig und harmonisch zur Form der Pfeife.Die Vorderseite  der Pfeifen-maserung öffnete sich…wie ein Sonnenuntergang im Meer .

 

 

 

 

 

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Bulldog Olivewood

17th Feb
2015

Status : SoldBull

Details: Freehand Bulldog  olive wood pipe from a approx. 450 -500 years old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut Lucite,pipe cleaner passes easily  ,wide Visected bit with a delightfull airflow,4,2 mm channel drill.Black plush glove and pipestand from the same olive wood are included.

 

Bulldog Olivenholz Pfeife von einem 450 – 500 Jahre alten Baum.Persönlich von mir zugeschnitten und für 5 weitere Jahre vor Ort getrocknet, Mundstück aus Acryl,Pfeifen Reiniger geht glatt durch,weit aufgefächerter  dünner Biss mit sehr offenem  Luftzug,4,2mm Zugbohrung.Die Maserung verläuft gleichmäßig und harmonisch zur Form der Pfeife.

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Olivewood Billiard – Sitter

1st Dec
2014

Status : SoldBilliard VI

Details: Freehand Billiard olive wood pipe from a 450 – 500 years old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut Lucite,pipe cleaner passes easily .The low center-point makes it balance perfectly on a flat surface ,wide visected bit for  easy airflow.

 

Olivenholz Pfeife von einem 450 – 500 Jahre alten Baum.Persönlich von mir zugeschnitten und für 5 weitere Jahre vor Ort getrocknet, Mundstück aus Acryl,Pfeifen Reiniger geht glatt durch,weit aufgefächerter  dünner Biss mit sehr leichtem Luftzug,4,2mm Zugbohrung.Die Maserung verläuft sehr gleichmäßig  zur Form der Pfeife.

 

 

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Imhotep – Cobra

2nd Nov
2014

Status : SOLDImho

Details: Olive wood pipe -set from a approx.  5oo year old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut ebonit,pipe cleaner passes easily,widely Visected draw at  the bit for easy airflow.This set was conceived in regard to the timeless design an architecture of old Egypt .

The  Tampers subtly implemented cobra shape was conceived in regard to the  Pharaohs royal symbols. Made from Ebony and Olivewood,firmly tenoned and  glued together.

The pipe-stand is a combination of straight and curved lines that are  composed in regard to the architecture of Egyptian temples.

 

Solar phenomena at the great temple of Abu Simbel

It is believed that the axis of the temple is positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate  the 4 enormous sculptures on the back wall 60 meters away from the entrance.People gather at Abu Simbel to witness this remarkable sight, on October 21 and February 21 due to the relocation of the temple in 1959.egypt-pyramids

This pipe is carved  from a central knot of  dry olive-wood.The grain opened up in its full symmetry at the front of the bowl. The shape features a spherical entrance  in order to allow a play of  light& shadow.

 

 

 

You can observe on the photo bellow that  the inner rim of the bowl and the outer rim  align with the rim of the shank . When a ray  of light goes through the opening under the right angle ,there will appear a clear uninterrupted sphere that lights up the inner part of the shank.The alignment of the three spherical rims stands also for phases of the moon .The tobacco offerings we smoke within our  pipes also undergo three phases of transformation :From the firm consistence of a dried  plant packed in the bowl it transforms by means of fire and heat into a humid smoke freeing so  its essential oils to our enjoyment .I like to remind myself that smoking a pipe has also a metaphysical side to it.

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When a light is directed  from the shank-sided part through the opening  you can observe  the shadow of a cobra displayed on the background behind the pipe.It is just one of the  features i was inclined to project within the design of this pipe.

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Olivewood Blowfish

14th Oct
2014

Status : SoldBlowfish XII

Details: Olive wood pipe-set from approx.  5o0 year old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut ebonit,pipe cleaner passes easily , Vsected bit for a comfortable light airflow.

The‘Obsidian‘ application ring  inlay with Moonstone and Amethyst fragments is a novelty .I used my experience as a dental technician by creating a composite inlay that will keep a smooth  polished surface while wear resistant during  years of usage.This composite application keeps its heat sealed hard polish permanently while underlining the natural texture created by different kinds of semiprecious stones.

The  full-bodied olivewood  pipe-stand is mount-able .The arm  is fixated to the base by a perfectly fitted cork plug.To reassure a lasting and firm connection,the cork-plug has been glued from within by a 10 mm wooden tenon and glue-plugged into the arm.The pipe can be placed in two positions,regularly  and turned upside down at the opposite side for drying out after smoking.

Yet another  small novelty is the ‘Comfort grip‘ cork insert on this pipe-set .I have been exploring for a while  the possibilities on  how to develop a pipe stand that has the ability to hold  the mouthpiece firmly remain  soft enough in regard to the smooth surface of   the Ebonite stem during years of usage.Cork was the answer,it holds the pipe in a firm’ shock absorbent‘  grip and  without  the slightest scratch while releasing .There are no random slips anymore,the pipe  stands  firmly in its elevated place due to a perfectly durable grip .( Patent Pending)Blowfish II

The tamper has been carved in regard to the whole looks of the set,from olivewood and Ebony.Both parts are firmly  interconnected by a heat resilient glued tenon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Imhotep Pipe-Set

2nd Oct
2014

Status : SoldImhotep VIII

Details: Olive wood pipe -set from a approx.  5oo year old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut ebonit,pipe cleaner passes easily .This set was conceived in regard to the design an architecture of old Egypt.The Tamper is made from Ebony and Olivewood.The grip is from Obsidian-volcanic glass,a mineral that keeps a cool surface pleasant to the hand .

 

 

Freihand Olivenholz Pfeife,von einem 500 Jahre alten Baum.Persönlich zugeschnitten und für  weitere  5 Jahre vor Ort getrocknet, Mundstück aus Ebonit,Pfeifen Reiniger geht glatt durch,weit aufgefächerter  Biss.Das ganze Pfeifen Set wurde im Bezug zum zeitlosen Design des alten Ägyptens kreiert ,der Olivenholz -Abonos Tamper hat einen Griff aus Obsidian-Vulkanischem Glas.Ein Mineral mit  kühlender  Flächenwirkung ,angenehm in der Hand.  Imhotep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brandy

25th Aug
2012

Status: Sold

Details: Freehand  olive wood pipe,from a 450 – 500 years old olive tree , mouthpiece -handcut cumberland,pipe cleaner passes easily ,with 9 mm filter.

Freihand Olivenholz Pfeife,von einem 450 -500 Jahre alten Baum, Mundstück aus Cumberland,Pfeifen Reiniger geht glatt durch,mit 9 mm Filter.

 

 

 

 

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Ecliptic Dublin

20th Jul
2012

Status: SOLD

Details:Freehand pipe ,olive wood 600 yers old,  with lucite ring, mouthpiece handcut in ebonite black ,pipe cleaner test – yes
Freihand Pfeife aus  600 Jahre altem Olivenholz  mit Acrylring und Handgenschnittenem Mundstück aus Ebonit,Pfeifen Reiniger Test – Ja

 

 

 

 

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Smooth Tomato

1st Apr
2012

Status: Sold

Details:Freehand Flake pipe ,aprox.500 years old olive wood  ,lucite ring at mouthpiece in ebonite black , no filter,pipe cleaner test – yes
Freihand Pfeife aus  500 Jahre altem Olivenholz  mit Acrylring am  Mundstück aus Ebonit,ohne Filter,Pfeifen Reiniger Test – Ja

 

 

 

 

 

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