BriarWorks: Classic Dark Sandblasted with Amber Stem (C52) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3280
The "C52" Rhodesian from BriarWorks is a modern interpretation of Comoy's vintage "498" shape. We've seen estate examples of the Comoy's design dating to the 1930s, and it's an old Anglo-French shape that renders the iconic Rhodesian form in plump, dramatically muscular proportions. BriarWorks' rendition stays true to the memorable form's characteristic design cues, featuring a stout shank, hearty transition, and a squat bowl with beadlines set just higher than the shank's top line. As such, it's a pleasantly compact pipe but with no shortage of in-hand substance.
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: 5.45 in./138.43 mm.
- Weight: 1.86 oz./52.62 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States