Growley Pipes

The Scrivener: (Unavailable)

February 12, 2015Growleyarchived 2015

I stood awestruck beneath the stone door lintel, watching the scrivener hunched at his desk. A succession of spent candles lay on the floor, plucked from their holder at his elbow and apparently replaced with little thought for their predecessors’ good work. A slim pipe protruded from the catch of his teeth, sending brooding whorls of tobacco smoke to dance above his head. Sweat beaded and glistened on the man’s gathered brow. His eager eyes, red from many vigils, held fast to his writing. He did not even notice my entrance. His quill scratched and flew over leaf after leaf of parchment. By turns, a smile broke out at the corner of his mouth, and I found myself envious of one so delighted by his work.

– Panegyrics by Adam Whipple

This pipe was had carved from the finest Italian briar. The crosscut grain reveals some nice grain patterns with birds eye on the sided and cross grain across the front and back the pipe, and the top of the bowl. This particular piece was fancied up with a copper shank cap, which will age with the use of the pipe.

The stem was hand cut out of German Ebonite, and  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!


Length: 5.5″
Chamber Depth: 1.5″
Chamber Bore: .75″
Outside Bowl Width: 1.5″
Weight: 1.6 oz

This pipe is no longer available for sale. 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

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