Old German Clay: Eagle's Talons Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-557-0005

Old German Clay pipes are hand-crafted by Markus Fohr in Montabaur, Germany, using the region's prized white clay. Maintaining his family's rich pipe-making tradition, Fohr utilizes antique hand-presses to mold pipes in the style of centuries past, with some of the presses dating back to the late 18th century. Until briar was popularized in the mid 19th century, clay pipes dominated the pipe-smoking milieu, and for many, they were the only smoking instruments available: Meerschaum pipes existed, but clay was more ubiquitous and economically accessible. Most public houses and taverns provided a communal supply of clay pipes, often in long, willowy Churchwarden form. Today, while briar pipes have become the norm for most pipe smokers, clay pipes are still available and offer a distinct aesthetic and what many consider a neutral flavor. In fact, pipe-tobacco blenders often utilize clay pipes when testing and experimenting with prospective mixtures. Clay is more delicate than other pipe-making materials, so special care is advised when storing and traveling with a clay pipe; however, they're incredibly heat-resistant and immune to burnout, making them perfect workhorse smokers. Even though the bowl will get hot, there's no risk of damaging the pipe — they're fired in a kiln during production, after all.

Offered here is a sleek Eagle's Talons figural clay pipe by Markus Fohr, featuring an intricate claw motif.

Note: While all of our other pipes are photographed individually, these are not, and you may expect some reasonable cosmetic variation between the example we've photographed and the pipe you've received.

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.44 in./112.78 mm.
  • Weight: 0.64 oz./18.14 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 0.94 in./23.88 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Clay
  • Country: Germany
Customer Reviews (3 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.83 out of 5 stars
Super cool
February 22, 2023
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons
My second review on this. Hard to believe, but I like this better than my $60 Rossi. The flavors come through super pure. I was able to smoke straight Latakia and really taste the perfume like quality of that smoke, when I had previously thought it w... Read More
Cool smoking, fun little pipe
February 22, 2023
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons
Just smoked a bowl of Cap's Blend out of this little bad boy. The bowl is about the size of a thimble. Really enjoyed this and will definitely buy a few more to smoke and share with friends!
February 07, 2022
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons
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