Long Cutty pipe, fossil edition
A rarity with an ancient charm
The shape of this special pipe is inspired by the ancient clay pipes of the 16th and 17th centuries.
I thought that the best way to pay homage to this ancient shape was to create an ultra-fine edition, using an ancient wood, in fact the bowl and the long stem are made of bog oak, semi-fossil wood, coming from tree trunks that lived thousands of years ago.
The pipe has a total length of 35.5 cm, and the stem required a difficult search for a long piece of bog oak and the same shade of dark gray as the bowl, to create a perfect match.
Drilling such a long piece is difficult and requires extreme precision.
Between the shank and the stem there is a horn insert, and the mortise is made of briar, to ensure a better fit of the stem in the pipe.
Two abalone inlaid rods guide the correct alignment of shank and stem.
The pipe can kept in balance by resting on its “spur”, a feature that highlights the symmetry and precision in the processing of this piece.
Total length: 35,5 cm
Height: 7 cm
Chamber diameter: 1,9 cm
Chamber depth: 4,5 cm
Bowl: Bog oak
Stem: Bog oak
Finish: smooth, carnauba
Mouthpiece tip: Grey acrylic – fixed
Alignment dots: abalone
Soft bag included