BriarWorks: Classic Dark Sandblasted with Tortoise Stem (C91) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3536
On BriarWorks' classic shape chart, the "C91" designates a traditional bent Apple, complementing the American workshop's "C81" straight version. It hews closely to the timeless form's archetypal design, merging with BriarWorks' typically muscular aesthetic and fluid bend to feature a robust and hearty bowl with a slight taper toward the rim. Such stout dimensions offer a substantial in-hand presence, yet the the more slender shank and stem lend grace and poise in profile while also balancing the bowl's mass for a comfortable smoking posture.
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: 5.29 in./134.37 mm.
- Weight: 1.79 oz./50.78 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States