Here we are having another beautiful Calabash from this Croatian artisan. If you are the fan of small Calabash then you may consider this pipe with the total length of 115 mm and yet very practical with the Bowl depth of 52 mm. The pipe has nice partial rustication around the bottom of the Bowl. Finally, natural bright finish of briar makes a beautiful contrast with red padauk ring in the pipe.
Daniel Mustran was born in Germany in 1975. A year or so, after he was born, his parents moved to Croatia where he is living since. He has a degree in electronic engineering and he is currently working in transformer station maintenance. For years he was interested in Hi-Fi electronics especially tube electronics and he is specialized in audio amplifiers – developing them from scratch into fine pieces of equipment that are able to produce “music” with emotion and accuracy.
During his whole life, from the time he can remember, he was fascinated with pipes and people smoking them. From time to time, he has been fortunate enough to get the chance to talk with guys that were smoking them. He liked it a lot – the smoke, the “ritual” wrapped around it, everything. But, what he liked the most was the sense of peace those guys had while smoking those beautiful pieces of functional art. As this is what pipes truly are.
He started making pipes in spring 2010 and finished first one on Aug 13th. Since this time he carved alot of wonderful and interesting piece of arts. His ability developed very fast in a way that just after 3 years all of his pipes speak for themselves. With enormous success, Daniel has produced a handful of freehand shapes with different concept and dynamic. He mostly inserts several inlay rings in his work, In this case this also could consider as a signature for this artisan.
Here you will find some of his finest art craft with great attention to the grain and finish. Looking to his creations, you can be easily able to feel the amount of energy and joy invested while making them.