German Estates: Rainer Barbi Sandblasted Freehand with Cocobolo (SF) (BB) (2002)
Product Number: 004-005-4822
After his unfortunate passing in 2011, legendary German pipemaker Rainer Barbi left a portfolio of stunning artisan pipes as his legacy. Offered here is a Freehand take on a bent Stack. In profile, the shaping is traditional and straightforward: A tall Billiard bowl rises on the end of a slender shank and stem combination. From an aerial perspective, however, the bowl bulges at the flanks for an oval-shaped cross section. The deep chamber remains circular, but the added briar at the sides provides a natural, more sturdy feel in hand. Dressed in a stunning sandblast, growth rings and straight grain intersect up and down the bowl, while the pastoral color palette matches with the dual-tone cocobolo accent at the stem base. Good condition on this 2002 piece too, with just some minor rim darkening and wear to the stem logo.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Stem Logo Worn Down
r. barbi (In Script, Arched)
- Length: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
- Weight: 1.34 oz./38.10 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany