Brigham: Algonquin (216) (Rock Maple Inserts)

Product Number: 002-491-3993

What most sets Brigham's "216" shape apart from other classic Rhodesian renditions is its firm heel: While other versions might feature a more rounded style of lower bowl in profile, Brigham's interpretation displays an almost protruding stance that adds firmness to the shape despite its rather rounded disposition through the shank and upper bowl. The particular example features the design's characteristic beadlines and wears the dark, chestnut stain of the Canadian marque's Algonquin line.

Like all of Brigham's lineup, this pipe also comes complete with the marque's signature Rock Maple Inserts. A rock maple dowel is drilled with a 3.5mm airway and pressure-fitted with a special metal cap that allows it to fit securely within the pipe while also being easily removable. The dowel is able to take the smoke from the bowl and pass it through the shank and a large section of the stem, removing moisture and unpleasant flavors that develop during the smoking process. No chemicals or adhesives are used to manufacture the rock maple inserts, ensuring it remains flavor-neutral. And because of the drilling, a rock maple insert is able to pass a pipe cleaner, even while the pipe is still assembled. The insert's design also helps prevent moisture from traveling back into the bowl or up the stem, helping to reduce pipe gurgle in the process.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.92 in./150.37 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: other
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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