BriarWorks: Classic Dark Rusticated (C51) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-696-3201

The Rhodesian is a classic pipe shape with over 100 years of history, featuring a Bulldog bowl but paired to a standard, rounded shank as opposed to the Bulldog's characteristic diamond shank. Such a combination results in a softer shape — though the bowl's beadlines offer contrasting crispness against the rest of the stummel's gentle lines — and BriarWork's "C51" design is a textbook rendition of the timeless shape, marked by a tall bowl, a slightly elongated shank, and an abbreviated saddle stem.

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: 4.84 in./122.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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