BriarWorks: Original Brown Sandblasted with Black Stem (OR05) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-3968
Designed by Micah Redmond, one of BriarWorks' craftsman and an artisan pipe maker himself, the "OR5" shape is a squat Tomato that exhibits Redmond's personal shaping style. His artisan portfolio prioritizes pipes of compact stature and plump curves, and this particular Tomato is Redmond's most iconic and recognizable signature shape. The "OR5" is an archetypal rendition of a signature Redmond Tomato, marked by ample muscularity and squatness yet still exuding a strong degree of forward dynamism. The profile reveals an aerodynamic posture that balances the stummel's muscularity, reinforced by the stem's sleekness behind.
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 Brown sandblasted finish, offering rugged texture and a rustic persona.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.19 in./131.84 mm.
- Weight: 2.30 oz./65.11 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.39 in./35.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.04 in./26.44 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.50 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.02 in./51.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States