Barling: Benjamin Fossil (1817) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-132-0124
The Barling pipe-making name dates to 1812 when respected silversmith Benjamin Barling began adorning meerschaum pipes with quality silver, establishing B. Barling and Sons, LTD. In the subsequent decades, that silverwork was extended to briar pipes from France before Barling eventually began crafting pipes of their own in the early 20th century, growing to become among the most lauded English pipe makers of that era. In 2020, Kopp Pipes revitalized the iconic marque, continuing the Barling legacy with a range of classic shapes in a variety of finishes — all marked by a sterling silver lion's head logo on the stem and with many further adorned by silver in honor of Barling's origins.
The Benjamin series pays specific homage to Barling's original founder and celebrates the accolades he won at the 1851 World Exhibition in London for his silverwork on a set of pipes. As such, the series is defined by a smooth, sterling silver band around the shank end, distinguished by raised ridges at each end and elevated by Benjamin Barling's initials accompanied by a crest of laurel wreaths and a watchtower. Stamped "1812" to denote the founding date of the original Barling brand, the accent matches the silver stem logo depicting a lion's head, and it's presented across this "1817" Rhodesian dressed in the Fossil sandblast.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.98 in./151.89 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England