BriarWorks: Classic Dark Smooth (C91) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-696-2999

On BriarWorks' classic shape chart, the "C91" designates a traditional bent Apple, complementing the American workshop's "C81" straight version. It hews closely to the timeless form's archetypal design, merging with BriarWorks' typically muscular aesthetic and fluid bend to features a robust and hearty bowl with a slight taper toward the rim. Such stout dimensions offer a substantial in-hand presence, yet the the more slender shank and stem lend grace and poise in profile while also balancing the bowl's mass for a comfortable smoking posture.

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.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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