Xin Li (Zhiputang Pipes) - Smooth Acorn

Xin Li (Zhiputang Pipes) - Smooth Acorn


About The Artist:

Chances are you might already be familiar with the Zhiputang name, but maybe less familiar with one of the carvers behind the partnership, Xin Li. Xin’s interest for expressing art through pipes started soon after he returned home from spending 5 years in Germany studying art history. In 2015 he started learning pipe making under the eye of famed Chinese pipe maker Yang Zhimin, and in 2016 the duo teamed up to form Zhiputang Pipes. Xin has a deep appreciation for classic designs, but also a unique talent for integrating more complex, appealing angles and details to set his work apart. In early 2019 Xin departed from Zhiputang Pipes and started Xin Pipes, allowing him to explore his own unique style more, offering high end graded artisan pipes to a larger market. Xin graciously provided us with the last pieces he made at Zhiputang, some of his finest, most unique pipes. In addition, we will be offering Xin’s new graded pipes as they become available. Xin uses Giordano Mediterranean briar and German ebonite exclusively.

About The Pipe:

An inventive take on a classic shape, this compact acorn is a real head turner! Beautiful color and grain all around, fits great in the hand and has a nice group 3/4 sized bowl.


  • German Ebonite

  • Giordano Briar


  • Length Overall: 4 3/8"

  • Height Overall: 2"

  • Width Overall: 1 3/4"

  • Chamber Width: 13/16”

  • Chamber Depth: 1 1/2"

  • Weight: 43g / 1.5 oz

  • Filter: None

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