BriarWorks: Original Light Smooth with Black Stem (OR03) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3709
Designed by Sam Adebayo, one of BriarWorks' craftsman and an artisan pipe maker himself, the "OR3" shape is a smooth-line Acorn that exhibits Adebayo's personal shaping style. His artisan portfolio prioritizes pipes that display an organic and curvaceous style but combined with an affable muscularity, resulting in an aesthetic that's stout yet soft. The "OR3" presents these design cues with a plump bowl on the end of a sinuous shank and stem. Urging forward, the profile exudes a dynamic posture that balances the stummel's muscularity, and a pointed heel spur adds a touch of accenting crispness juxtaposed against the shape's overall rounded motif.
BriarWorks' Original series comprises shapes designed by iconic American artisans, representing uniquely individual forms compared to the shape-chart standards of the Classic series. 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 Light smooth finish, highlighting the briar's natural grain in a vivid and striking stain.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
- Weight: 2.21 oz./62.66 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States