American Estates: JHW Smooth Freehand (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-12372

JHW pipes were made by Jack H. Weinburger throughout the 1970s, receiving huge success and acclaim and having a massive impact on the American pipemaking movement. Jack catered to a more fanciful, Freehand aesthetic, as evidenced by this piece. While this example is one of Weinburger's more restrained numbers when compared to wilder offerings in his portfolio, there's still some quirky qualities to admire. The bowl houses a remarkably deep chamber and displays some additional plumpness around its slightly drooping base while its rim is crowned in rough, craggy plateau. Right after the transition, the shank bulges out into a disc-like shape with a crisp ridgeline accentuating its prominence before ending at the softly downturned stem. It's all finished in a light chestnut stain that showcases some brilliant streaks of grain around the robust bowl as well as some well-defined growth rings underneath. And to top it all off, this piece is still unsmoked.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details


  • Length: 6.51 in./165.35 mm.
  • Weight: 2.46 oz./69.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.47 in./62.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.95 in./24.13 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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