Wandering Birchleaf: (SOLD)
Some shapes were not meant to be easily captured. There they hang off the boughs by the river, drifting this way and that in the breeze. They are dark yet lovely in the summer, golden and silvery in fall. It takes alluvial soil to grow a leaf so poetic and ineffable—soil that journeys far and tells many stories. Of course, an homage to something so near to the river must point in the river’s direction. That is, slightly around the bend, where you’ll find your next adventure.
– Panegyrics by Adam Whipple
I can’t say that I truly have a full grasp on the blowfish yet, and I’ve yet to set out to make one. This particular pipe was an exercise in following the grain, and what came of it could in fact be my first blowfish. The briar has some very pretty cross grain and birdseye. The shank extension is a beautiful piece of creme water buffalo horn.
The stem was hand cut out of German Cumberland Ebonite, and it was fashioned with a comfort bit. As with all my pipes, I’ve opened this pipe up properly to give it the the right air flow to provide a cool dry smoke.
Click on the pictures below to see them full size!
Chamber Depth: 1.25″
Chamber Bore: .75″
Outside Bowl Width: 2″
Weight: 2.6 oz
This pipe has been sold. If you’d like to purchase a similar pipe, or have interest in having me build a custom pipe to fit your exact tastes, feel free to email or call me, and I’ll be happy to work out the arrangements with you.
Return Policy: It is important that my customers are very happy with their Growley Pipe. Once you purchase one and receive it, you have up to 15 days to inspect it and make sure it was all you hoped it would be. If you get it and decide it’s just not for you, contact me and we’ll arrange for it’s return and a refund of your full purchase price of your unsmoked pipe.
Thanks for looking,
Brian G. Rowley