Barling: Trafalgar Fossil (1812) (9mm) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-132-0275
Originally founded in 1812, Barling was a prestigious name in the world of English pipe making. It all started when Benjamin Barling, seeing an opportunity to use his silversmithing skills in a then infantile pipe market, began outfitting meerschaum bowls with ornate silver mounts. Over time, the Barling brand expanded and eventually began producing briar pipes, which became synonymous with quality craftsmanship and superior engineering. In 2020, Kopp Pipes resurrected the iconic English brand and now continues Barling's legacy of deft craftsmanship with a line of pipes in the refined English style.
The Barling Trafalgar series pays tribute to British Admiral Nelson, who defeated the Spanish armada off the coast of Cape Trafalgar, sinking 20 enemy ships without losing one of his own. Admiral Nelson was fatally wounded during the battle, and a monument was built in his honor in London's Trafalgar Square. The monument is surrounded by four bronze lions, so in his honor, and to mark the start of a new era for the Barling brand, each pipe in the Trafalgar series features a sterling silver lion's head on the acrylic stem, matching the textured, sterling silver accent at the shank end. This "1812" Billiard exemplifies the Trafalgar series, offering a sleek, elegant take on the classic English shape in the crisp, dark Fossil sandblast.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: 9mm
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England