BriarWorks: Original Light Smooth with Black Stem (OR01L) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-696-8646
Designed by Pete Prevost, BriarWorks' President and an artisan pipe maker himself, the "OR01" shape is a plump bent Apple that exhibits Pete's personal shaping style. His artisan portfolio prioritizes pipes that embody a preference for compact, sturdy, and invitingly muscular shapes, fitting into BriarWorks' overarching American style and resulting in perfect, everyday pipes. The "OR01L" version expands upon the "OR01" shape by trading the original's short stem for one of Prince-like length. It presents a slight S-curve through the stem and shank while the bowl bulges at the flanks in near spherical fashion. Said bowl maintains thick, insulating walls, accentuated by cheeking along the transition and contrasted by the stem's sleek and streamlined disposition.
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: 5.87 in./149.14 mm.
- Weight: 1.55 oz./43.95 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.48 in./37.48 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.00 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.40 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States