BriarWorks: Classic Smooth Vintage Walnut with Black Stem (C151XL) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-696-8615

The Oom Paul is a specific bent Billiard rendition marked by a tall, cylindrical bowl and a full-bent posture created by a heel that extends through the bottom of the shank and a dramatically upward-curling transition. BriarWorks' "C151XL" rendition accentuates the profile's striking curvature through an elongated acrylic stem that nearly doubles the pipe's profile, meeting the almost-vertical shank at nearly the same height as the rim. It joins the workshop's Cannonball shape as one of the most deeply bent designs in BriarWorks' portfolio, offering a wealth of chamber and muscular substance but remaining well balanced thanks to the form's notable bend.

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 Vintage Walnut finish, highlighting the briar's natural grain in a smoky and alluring stain.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.35 in./110.53 mm.
  • Weight: 2.16 oz./61.09 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.40 in./61.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.09 in./52.98 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.64 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Oom Paul
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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