A really large, really historical and really skillfully designed and well balanced freehand sitter made in the 1970s by genius Danish carver Preben Holm, the father of freehand pipes.
Initially Ben Wade was an old good English family manufacturer. Soon after WWII the brand was acquired by Lane Ltd from USA, the producer of fantastic Charatan’s pipes at that time. The new Ben Wade era (“Danish Ben Wade”) started in the 1970s when Hermann Lane and Preben Holm initiated a series of amazing and sophisticated handmade freehand pipes.
The pipe marking is “Ben Wade \ GOLDEN WALNUT \ HAND MADE \ IN \ DENMARK”. The length is 16.8 cm (6.61″), the bowl’s height is 6.1 cm (2.4″). External dimensions of the bowl are 5.2 x 4.9 cm (2.05 x 1.93″), internal diameter is 2.4 cm (0.94″). The depth is 5.2 cm (2.05″) and this pipe weights 92 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.