BriarWorks: Classic Dark Sandblasted (C61F) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3144
Representing BriarWorks' interpretation of the classic straight Dublin, the "C61" shape is an archetypal rendition of the shape-chart standard, though lent the workshop's signature design cue of added muscularity. That extra robustness makes for a more rounded, softer version of the Dublin, while still retaining the design's characteristic, flaring bowl. It's positioned at a slight forward cant to balance the keen stretch of shank and tapered stem, creating a sense of sleekness that contrasts the form's inherent stoutness. This particular "C61F" has also been drilled to accommodate a 9mm filter in the mortise.
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 sandblasted finish, offering rugged texture and a rustic persona.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.26 in./133.60 mm.
- Weight: 0.97 oz./27.45 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States