BriarWorks: Classic Dark Sandblasted with Tortoise Stem (C121) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3356
Epitomizing the trim, neat-lined shaping employed by French and English pipe makers throughout the early 20th century, the languid bend and bulbous bowl of the traditional Prince shape is unmistakable and timelessly classic. This BriarWorks "C121" shape is an archetypal rendition of the shape-chart standard, offering a regal presence and elegant profile.
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: 6.35 in./161.29 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.21 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.08 in./27.43 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Prince
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States