This is the pipe I picked up on e-bay with a meerschaum and a calabash all for forty dollars. This was a project, it had no stem and needed to be refinished.
I'm still not sure whay kind of wood it is. I don't think its briar. You'd think by now I'd know briar from a hole in the wall.
The tobacco chamber appears to have been more hollowed out than drilled, at the bottom it curves and tapers in an almost impossible fashion. It's like a black root; magic.
Posted by thos.martin at 8:35 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 15 April 2007 9:14 AM EDT