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Grecian Briar, hand-cut Absylux® stem
6 3/4 inches (171 mm)
2.5 ounces  (70 grams)
7/8 inches (22 mm) diameter by 1 1/4 inches (32 mm) deep
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Comes with a nice wool pipe sock, hand-sewn by Adriana.
This is the very first of what may well become my signature pipe design, the Peapod.

My tastes tend to evolve, but at this stage of the game, I simply can't imagine coming up with a design that better interacts with the grain of a traditional plateaux briar.

The curved flat on the bottom highlights the birdseye, and the sides highlight the meduliary rays, much like a blowfish design does.

And it's so organic. I'm sorry, but I just love the fact that this pipe looks like I could have picked it out of my garden this morning.

And then there's the fact that it's a sitter. That wasn't really one of my original goals, necessarily, but it sure does sit quite nicely, just the same.

So anyway, this particular pipe does have a couple of small pin-size imperfections, but otherwise, briar really doesn't get much better than this.

Sold. Thanks.