Old German Clay: Cutty with Aluminum and Stem Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-557-0030

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 Cutty by Markus Fohr with an aluminum accent and black mouthpiece, combining vintage and more modern techniques for a traditional clay pipe but with a stem like many found on current briar renditions.

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: 4.48 in./113.79 mm.
  • Weight: 0.72 oz./20.41 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.05 in./26.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cutty
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Clay
  • Country: Germany
Customer Reviews (4 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.13 out of 5 stars
Worth Every Dollar
March 01, 2021
Product: Old German Clay Cutty with Aluminum and Stem
Its my third clay pipe , i love clay stem but this one is perfect to clench, the bowl is quite generous in proportion i love it !
(raised price 10$) Not as good a value
March 26, 2022
Product: Old German Clay Cutty with Aluminum and Stem
Have it any way you want it but I like it this way… If you like simplicity affordability and style it doesn’t get much better then this! A perfect little pipe you don’t have to worry about breaking or loosing. As I smoke it right now probably 45+ min... Read More
The pipe stem is a godsend
May 21, 2021
Product: Old German Clay Cutty with Aluminum and Stem
It is a little smaller than I normally like, but ther are certain advantages to smoking a clay pipe that make the bowl size negligible. The pipe stem is a godsend.
The best of both worlds
October 07, 2020
Product: Old German Clay Cutty with Aluminum and Stem
Clay has a distinctive smell when it is new. I love that. I love clay pipes, but I have never been a fan of the mouth feel of a clay stem. This provides an answer. The vulcanite stem brings a great feature and familiarity to a clay pipe smoking exper... Read More
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