Brigham: Algonquin (203) (Rock Maple Inserts)
Product Number: 002-491-5451
Brigham pipes typically exude a rather muscular aesthetic, particularly at the shank, which is made slightly more robust so as to accommodate the Canadian marque's Rock Maple Inserts in the mortise. The "03" Billiard exemplifies said style while remaining true to the archetypal form. It's a classic rendition, combined with Brigham's signature muscularity and matched by a firm-heeled bowl, with this particular one dressed in the handsomely traditional, dark walnut stain of the 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: 6.08 in./154.46 mm.
- Weight: 1.52 oz./43.21 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.88 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.19 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.49 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.04 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: other
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy