In our quest to find the best value in tobacco pipes, we stumbled across a series of production pipes from Brigham. When Brigham decides to launch a new pipe, they work from the drawings and gradually get to the point where several dozen production pipes are created. These are like prototypes; they may differ slightly from the final release, but they are awfully close. Often, the pipes are stamped with a “P” to denote the fact that these are prototypes.
This pipe is the prototype for the Brigham 2007 Pipe of the Year. The pipe is a lovely straight hand-cut poker pipe with a nickel accent band. This is a system pipe, meaning that the pipe uses the Brigham Rock Maple Insert (or Distillator) filter system. This pipe feels solid when gripped and will likely become one of your favourites. The rusticated bowl and black acrylic stem make a striking contrast, and the bowl capacity on this pipe is above average.
We were able to strike a great deal on these pipes, so we’re passing the savings along to you. When these pipes were released in 2007 they retailed for $300; we’re offering them at $149.99. Quantities are limited and once these are gone, they’ll never be back.
|Bowl Height (Outside)||1.9” / 48mm|
|Bowl Width (Outside)||1.42” / 36mm|
|Pipe Length||6” / 152mm|
|Chamber Depth||1.65” / 42mm|
|Chamber Diameter||.87” / 22mm|
About Brigham Pipes
Brigham Pipes is the oldest name in Canadian tobacco pipe manufacturing. After apprenticing with an Austrian pipe maker and developing an interest in pipes, Roy Brigham started his own pipe repair shop in 1906 on Adelaide Street in Toronto. Today, the company is Canada’s leading smoking pipe manufacturer and through its Italian supplier it produces more than 75% of all the smoking pipes made in Canada. Brigham tobacco pipes all feature the patented rock maple insert, a pipe filter system which was developed to reduce tongue bite in smoking pipes. And every Brigham smoking pipe exhibits excellent old-world craftsmanship and reliability.