The Abu Simbel pipe has been manufactured to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the rediscovery of the Abu Simbel temples by Johann-Ludwig Burckhardt in 1813. Specially created for this edition, this exclusive Group 4 Quaint shape in Shell Briar finish is inspired by the pillars of ancient Egyptian temples and fitted with a Sterling Silver band engraved with the inscription Abu Simbel 1813 – 2013 and Old Egyptian symbols.
The pipe tamper, a miniature of a pharaonic column, is crafted from solid Sterling Silver and decorated with fine, very intricate details; it is housed in an impressive leather presentation box and accompanied by a book on Egyptian art and architecture and a limited edition certificate.
The edition is strictly limited to 200 units world-wide.
To commemorate the bi-centenary of the Abu Simbel rediscovery. One of the most famous temples in history. World-wide fascination of the feat to move and save the temple complex in the 1960’s.
Shape – Unique shape specially made for this edition; not available as standard shape. Inspired by the columns of antique Egyptian temples.
Finish – Shell Briar, the famous black sandblasted finish. Invented by Alfred Dunhill in 1917.
Mouthpiece – Taper mouthpiece, individually cut, shaped, finished and fitted from black Vulcanite rod.
Size – Group 4 (medium to large size).
Precious Metal Band – Sterling Silver (92.5% pure silver) – engraved with ABU SIMBEL 1813 to 2013.
Tamper – Crafted from solid Sterling Silver. Shape inspired by historic Egyptian pillars. Very intricate details on surface. Height 74mm. Weight 32g.
Presentation case – Highly impressive and high-status gift presentation. Leather covered wooden box. Relief embossed image depicting the main temple.
Book – Egypt – Art & Architecture by Matthias Seidel and Regine Schulz.
Limited Edition – Exclusive & very collectable – worldwide only 200 pieces in Shell Briar & Sterling Silver.
Certificate – Individually numbered and hand-signed.