Old German Clay: Retro Briar Smooth Apple Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-557-0083

While Old German Clay specializes in traditional clay pipes made by Markus Fohr, the artisan introduced a line of briars in 2023. The Retro line was born from Fohr's longtime friendship with the family of Erich Heikaus, operator of HEIBE pipes. HEIBE pipes were popular and well-regarded for their quality and accessible prices. After Heikaus' death, the pipe factory was dissolved and the family began selling old stock pipes online. Later, Fohr purchased the rest of the factory's stock of turned stummels and briar ebauchons. Widely beloved for his clay pipes, Fohr has now added briar to his portfolio. The Retro Briar line is composed of classic shapes in a variety of sizes, with each piece finished in either a sandblast or a glossy smooth finish. The timeless style and rich aesthetics of the Retro Briar line are admirably displayed in this Apple.

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: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
  • Weight: 1.20 oz./34.02 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
Customer Reviews (2 Total)
Overall Rating:
2.50 out of 5 stars
Not awful but I would save your money for something else.
January 18, 2024
Product: Old German Clay Retro Briar Smooth Apple
Mine came with quite a few very noticeable fills and a decent sized chip on the rim that runs a couple millimeters into the bowl. Besides that I didn't notice any other functional defects and it came in a nice little pouch. Though mostly cosmetic iss... Read More
Not so great.
December 11, 2023
Product: Old German Clay Retro Briar Smooth Apple
I received mine today. There was alot of filler used and cracks in the finish over the filler. You would be better off buying a Dr. Grabow. Not worth the money to send it back. If you are looking for a pipe that you can use and abuse, this is it.
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