Brigham: Algonquin (263) (Rock Maple Inserts) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-491-4849
What separates Brigham's "63" Acorn design apart from other renditions is its heel: Yes, it features the shape's characteristically pointed heel, but that spur is poised more at the fore, while the rest of the heel runs horizontally to the transition. Such shaping adds firmness to the design, contrasting against the supple curve of the rim, and the quarter-bent S-curve makes for a comfortable smoking posture. This example is found in the deep, ruby tones of the Algonquin line, making for a beautifully traditional presentation.
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
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
- Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: other
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy