BriarWorks: Classic Light Smooth (C61F) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3157
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 Light smooth finish, highlighting the briar's natural grain in a vivid and striking stain.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.29 in./134.37 mm.
- Weight: 1.07 oz./30.39 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States