BriarWorks: Classic Dark Sandblasted (C53) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-696-3389

A companion pipe, of sorts, to BriarWorks' "C52" Rhodesian design, the "C53" Bulldog is a similarly stout and compact shape — only rendered with a paneled shank instead of the Rhodesian's rounded extension. The form's characteristic beadlines delineate the bowl's upward and downward tapers, while the shank continues the shape's muscularity and firmness through a faceted, diamond cross section. This "C53" is at once a classic and modern rendition of the iconic Bulldog, offering the design's timeless shaping cues but rendered in a compact package that accentuates the pipe's robust proportions and promotes convenient portability.

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

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.49 in./113.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.09 oz./30.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.49 in./37.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.16 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.74 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.17 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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