Old German Clay: Eagle's Talons (Black) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-557-0006

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 in a black finish, 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: 4.45 in./113.03 mm.
  • Weight: 0.61 oz./17.24 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.66 in./16.76 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 0.91 in./23.11 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Clay
  • Country: Germany
Customer Reviews (4 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.38 out of 5 stars
Step Back In Time
April 30, 2020
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons (Black)
Markus Fohr Eagle's Talon is a rather small pipe with a subdued bowl. I usually smoke Virginia's in this one or something stout that a smaller bowl would be more suited.
Nice small smoke lol
September 12, 2022
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons (Black)
Very nice has held up well
October 21, 2021
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons (Black)
Para mi gusto pequeña, pero sirve muy bien para probar algun tabaco o una fumada rápida
My first clay
April 08, 2021
Product: Old German Clay Eagle's Talons (Black)
These Old German Clay Pipes are certainly a great value. This is my first experience with clay pipes, but I can definitely see myself adding more to my collection. My only real concern is the fact that they’re more fragile than briar, and I’m a hug... Read More
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