BriarWorks: Classic Dark Rusticated (C12) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-696-2977

BriarWorks' "C12" design is the American workshop's staple bent Billiard shape, and it represents an archetypal rendition with a stolid, upright bowl contrasted by a slightly stretched transition and rather sinuous shank and stem for comfortable balance. Compared to BriarWorks' other bent Billiards, the "C12" is the most standard and reserved, offering more balanced proportions compared to the longer, vintage-inspired "C12L" and "C13" versions.

As the name suggests, BriarWorks' Classic series comprises iconic, shape-chart standards and represents the workshop's standard-production lineup. While every BriarWorks stummel is carved on CNC (computer numerical control) machines based on pre-established templates for consistent shaping across renditions, the stem-fitting and finishing processes are entirely hand-applied by the American workshop's team of artisans: Pete Prevost, Bill Shalosky, Micah Redmond, and Sam Adebayo. All four men are artisan pipe makers in their own rights, and BriarWorks' production model of combining mass-production processes with hand-applied, artisanal techniques results in modestly priced pipes with the engineering and aesthetic quality of handmade work. This particular example wears the workshop's Dark smooth finish, highlighting the briar's natural grain in a smoky and alluring stain.

As the name suggests, BriarWorks' Classic series comprises iconic, shape-chart standards and represents the workshop's standard-production lineup. While every BriarWorks stummel is carved on CNC (computer numerical control) machines based on pre-established templates for consistent shaping across renditions, the stem-fitting and finishing processes are entirely hand-applied by the American workshop's team of artisans: Pete Prevost, Bill Shalosky, Micah Redmond, and Sam Adebayo. All four men are artisan pipe makers in their own rights, and BriarWorks' production model of combining mass-production processes with hand-applied, artisanal techniques results in modestly priced pipes with the engineering and aesthetic quality of handmade work. This particular example wears the workshop's Dark rusticated finish, offering a crisp, wire-brushed texture.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.86 in./123.44 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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