While the more common, lightweight plastic folding pipe rests have their own advantages, some people prefer a design that's rather more substantial, indeed favoring the extra heft that results as well. You aren't likely to see a folding pipe rest more substantial than this one any time soon, fashioned as it is from a pair of 4mm thick pieces of steel.
Listen I'll admit the stand is what it is, a stand. Yes it's rugged and looks great, but it has one extremely major flaw. This pipe stand has the sharpest edges I have ever seen outside of a Gillette razor factory. I don't know about you, but I spend... Read More a respectable amount of money on pipes and expect to have them for generations. With that long life of each pipe, I expect them to have very little to no character markings/ or scratches. If you expect the same don't buy this pipe stand you will nick and scratch your pipe just placing it into the cradle of the stand. Now, it's possible I got a dud. You know, one of those it's Friday 5:00pm and I got the inlaws coming over for the weekend kind of duds. So I'll just say that you could do better for cheaper with the plastic versions. But you have to find out for yourselves. Read Less
These stands are great to just keep around the house for an extra pipe or even better for carrying with you, away from home, to have a place to rest your pipe anywhere. They're solid and fold easily to fit in your pocket or bag. I have quite a few my... Read Moreself and am always glad I do. They're super handy and convenient and I always do my best to bring one wherever I travel. Read Less
Picked up a few of these, they're solid in construction and hold most shapes very well but as mentioned some of the edges or sharper than I'd like so I hesitate to use them on my smooth pipes until I put a file to it.
This stand has a nice heft and will not skate around as easily as its plastic brethren. As others have mentioned, some of the edges, particularly the front caliper "fingers," are rough and rather sharp. I used a couple small metal files, on... Read Moree coarse, one fine. After a few minutes the edges are much smoother. And it is steel, tested with a magnet.
Width of "fingers" front edge opening: 1 inch (2.5cm)
Weight: ~2.4 oz (68g) Read Less
This is an outstanding singular pipe stand. It's simply designed, just to pieces of steel which actually accents the pipe quite nicely. The only complaint I have are the edges on the stand aren't rounded and rather sharp so some amount of care is ne... Read Moreeded when putting your pipe in the rest if your worried about scratches on your bowl. Definitely worth the money. 👍👌 Read Less
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