BriarWorks: Classic Brown Sandblasted with Tortoise Stem (C51) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3279
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 Brown sandblasted finish, offering rugged texture and a rustic persona.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.89 in./124.21 mm.
- Weight: 1.04 oz./29.48 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States