German Estates: Rainer Barbi Sandblasted Tomato (2010) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-005-4051

Rainer Barbi, who passed in the spring of 2011, was considered the great master of German pipemaking, and I can't help but wonder if this has something to do with why such an unusually large fraction of estates we see bearing his name come to us still unsmoked. A lot of fellows out there, it would seem, acquired his work just to look at it - and I can't say I entirely blame them. This bent Tomato, for example, possesses a whole lot of substance, and yet, from tip to tip there's nothing stolid, nothing that's anything but gentle and easy, graceful and supple about it.

- Eric N. Squires

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r. barbi {in script}

Condition: 5/5 Unsmoked
  • Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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