Imhotep – Cobra
Status : SOLD
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.
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.
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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Status : Sold
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)
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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Olivewood Brandy- Sitter
Status : Available
Details: Freehand 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.
Freihand Olivenholz Pfeife,von einem 450 -500 Jahre alten Baum.Persönlich zugeschniten und für 5 weitere Jahre vor Ort getrocknet, Mundstück aus Acryl,Pfeifen Reiniger geht glatt durch,weit aufgefächerter dünner Biss.
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Status : Sold
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.
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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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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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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
Continue reading 'Smooth Tomato'
Status : SOLD
Details: Freehand olive wood pipe ,cumberland hand cut mouthpiece,pipe cleaner test – yes.
Freihand Olivenholz Pfeife , Mundstück Hand-geschnitten aus Cumberland,Pfeifen Reiniger Test-Ja .
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Details: Freehand pipe handcarved out of 600 year old olive wood , mouthpiece handcut out of cumberland with 9 mm filter,pipe cleaner test – yes !
Freihand Pfeife aus 600 Jahre altem Olivenholz , Mundstück Hand-geschnitten aus Cumberland für 9mm Filter,Pfeifen Reiniger Test – Ja !
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Details:Freehand pipe old olive , mouthpiece in cumberland ,pipe cleaner test – yes
Freihand Pfeife aus Olivenholz , Mundstück aus Cumberland,Pfeifen Reiniger Test – Ja
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