Old German Clay: Offering with Beechwood and Horn Stem Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-557-0034

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 Offering design by Markus Fohr with a detailed hand motif accompanied by a beechwood shank extension and a horn mouthpiece in the style of late 19th and early 20th century pipe design.

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: 5.05 in./128.27 mm.
  • Weight: 0.72 oz./20.41 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.02 in./25.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Clay
  • Country: Germany
Customer Reviews (2 Total)
Overall Rating:
2.25 out of 5 stars
Decent enough for a clay
March 04, 2023
Product: Old German Clay Offering with Beechwood and Horn Stem
This pipe is nice for shag cut tobacco. (Most clay pipes are better at smoking shaggy cuts, from what I noticed.) It is an overall good pipe and I don't wish to discredit it, but one glaring flaw is the metal reinforcement on the stummel. It was not ... Read More
Not impressed
April 08, 2021
Product: Old German Clay Offering with Beechwood and Horn Stem
First clay pipe so I didn’t know what to expect. Rough finish inside and out, the walls of the bowl aren’t uniform thickness and the stem is not straight and missing a small chunk. Might of smoked well despite but i dropped it while packing it so...
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