Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen No 2 Calabash Sandblast 9mm Smoking Pipe (Dual Stem)
- Overall Length: 158-288mm
- Overall Height: 49-96mm
- Bowl Height: 49mm
- Bowl Diameter: 42mm
- Bore: 19mm
- Weight: 45-50g
- Tubular Gift Box
The return of the Hans Christian Andersen!!
We thought this iconic pipe had been lost forever but to our surprise it’s been re-introduced. There are rumours surrounding it’s disappearance but who are we to speculate, we are just happy they are back in our racks!
CHURCHWARDEN vs PORTABLE
It is often a debate many pipe smoker enter into every time they walk into their local tobacconist. It is well know that the longer the stem, the bigger and thicker the bowl, the cooler the pipe will smoke. The problem being, that a 30cm pipe all though very effective cannot be carried in the pocket and as that anti smoking activist who had a go at you, passes in the street the temptation to accidentally poke them in the eye with burning embers can prove a little overwhelming. So, do you go small and convenient, large and restrictive or empty your wallet with the expense of two quality briar pipes?
Bring on the Hans Christian Andersen, it may seem quite fitting that a pipe named after a famous author has been designed with the avid reader in mind. The Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen pipe range are supplied with two stems. A longer stem for an evening with a book in your favourite armchair and a standard stem for general use.
Hans Christian Andersen No.2 Sandblast:
The Hans Christian Andersen Sandblast No.2 is a rustic Calabash, which has been sandblasted by experienced craftsmen to follow the grain. Rustic pipes have more surface area, which allows the pipe to cool better as more of the pipe is in contact with the cool air around it. It has a nice thick wall with a modest bore for a very heat resilient pipe. The pipe has been finished with a rich, deep red stain on the smooth areas with the raised areas in a dark brown for a stunning effect. The No.2 has a more exaggerated curve than the No.6 depending on your preferred hang.
9mm Absorbent Filter
The Hans Christian Andersen pipes are designed for use with the any 9mm absorbent stem filters. The larger diameter allows more smoke to pass through the filter, with less restriction, which makes for a better draw compared to the 6mm filters. The highly absorbent filters have a very high surface area resulting in excellent absorption of the tar as the smoke passes through without affecting draw or flavour.
The pipes have a standard 9mm bore so can be used with any brand of 9mm filter or will accept a 9mm adaptor if you wish to convert it to a condensing filter. Alternatively the filter can be removed altogether for smokers who prefer a totally un-restricted full on smoke.