German Estates: Rainer Barbi Sandblasted Bent Apple (099) (CB) (1987-1992)

Product Number: 004-005-5086

Considered a beloved staple of German pipe making and artisan pipe making in general, Rainer Barbi fashioned quality pipes until his passing in 2011, and developed a unique aesthetic that often utilized flowing curves and subtle lines. His style consisted primarily of classic, Danish-style shapes, flowing numbers with loads of supple, organic charm. Here, however, Barbi opted to craft a pipe that's noticeably more compact and pocket-friendly compared to past estate examples we've encountered. This bent Apple, fashioned some time between 1987 and 1992, features a squat, petite bulb of a bowl paired to a trim shank and elegantly curved mouthpiece. Rainer has treated the stummel to a rich, deeply textured sandblast and stained it an earthy brown tone for a charming, traditional aesthetic.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Handarbeit (arched)
  • Length: 5.14 in./130.56 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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