Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen No 3 Sandblast Half Bent Billiard Smoking Pipe (Dual Stem)
- Overall Length: 155-270mm
- Overall Height: 50mm
- Bowl Height: 50mm
- Bowl Diameter: 36mm
- Bore: 19mm
- Weight: 42-46g
- 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.3 Sandblast:
The Hans Christian Andersen No.3 Sandblast is a lovely example of a half bent Billiard with some classic Dutch styling on the mount and stem that we have come to love from Stanwell. The quality of Stanwells sand blasting is exceptional and does an amazing job of highlighting the natural grain of the Briar. 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 Hans Christian Andersen is designed specifically for those who like the full unrestricted draw and flavour from an unfiltered pipe.