If there is such a thing as a superstar in the world of pipes and tobacco, Tom Eltang would be a solid bet as the titleholder.
Obviously, we’re tempted to say, for his pipes are simply mind-blowing. His form language is incredibly strong and it doesn’t matter if he cuts a tight classic or an organic, sculptural shape - his work is always spot on.
However, extraordinary shape work aside, the most important aspect for Tom is that the pipe is a good smoker. The basics are always on his mind, or as he once said: “A pipe is just a piece of wood with holes in it that are meant to do one thing, and therefore it must be done right”. That it looks great is just a plus.
Another thing that is important to Tom is to have his work displayed in a real Danish pipe shop, and as an old friend of ours he happily bought 20% of our shop back in 2014 - to help ensure the continued existence of a true and honest pipe den.