American Estates: E. Wilke Smooth Bulldog Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-20608
A stout, squat iteration of the classic Bulldog shape, this pipe from the Edwin Wilke brand is a handsome one, complete with the form's iconic diamond paneling through the shank and stem. The shank itself tapers very slightly out of the wide transition, meeting a sleek saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite which does well to focus more of the visual weight on the fore. The bowl sits atop a rather firm heel, growing walls that flare as they rise to a high-set waist marked by twin beadlines, followed by a domed taper to the rim. The bowl's squatness is impressive, especially thanks to its more pronounced breadth, and this lends it a robust feel in hand and places further emphasis on the fore of this piece. Dressed in a warm mahogany stain, the stummel here showcases handsome grain throughout.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Chamber Slightly Out Of Round Small Dings Around The Bowl Finish Faded
- Length: 5.52 in./140.21 mm.
- Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.04 in./26.42 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States