PIPE-DAN Shape-Reformed 43

PIPE-DAN Shape-Reformed 43

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Denmark, 1971

An unusually designed pipe from the one of the oldest and the most respected Danish tobacconist. The Pipe-Dan (Pibe-Dan) shop was opened in 1943 by H. Dan-Christensen and until 1991 there were offered pipes from leading Danish carvers such as Hans Hartmann, Gert Holbek, Sven Knudsen, Tom Eltang, Arne Nygaard, P. Holtorp, Poul Hansen, and Ph. Vigen. Preben Holm sold his first pipes to Pipe-Dan before his sixteenth birthday in 1963. The Shape-Reformed was the own “in house” brand desgined by Dan-Christensen and carved by different artisans.

The pipe marking is “DAN \ SHAPE- \ REFORMED”, “PIPE-DAN \ COPENHAGEN”, “43 \ 271”, “PIPE-DAN”. The length is 12.0 cm (4.72″), bowl’s height is 5.7 cm (2.24″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.1 cm (1.22″), internal diameter is 1.7 cm (0.67″). The depth is 5.1 cm (2.0″) and this pipe weights 30 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. During the restoration we have patched a chip on the right side of the shank (below the “PIPE-DAN \ COPENHAGEN”) logo.

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