BriarWorks: Classic Dark Sandblasted with Black Stem (C23) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-8603
Representing BriarWorks' interpretation of the classic Lovat, the "C23" shape is a textbook example, pairing a Billiard bowl with an elongated shank and abbreviated saddle stem. Though traditional and aligned with the form's standard shaping cues, the "C23" does well to embody the American workshop's signature style: The shank is a touch stouter, adding a strong sense of muscularity, as is common from BriarWorks' iterations of pipe-chart standards.
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: 5.57 in./141.58 mm.
- Weight: 1.11 oz./31.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.79 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.22 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.64 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.46 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Lovat
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States