Handmade Briar Pipes

May 2011

I recently received a request to make a pipe similar to Tom Eltang’s Tubos with the calabash-esque air chamber. Aesthetically speaking, the style isn’t quite my style but I’m deeply intrigued by the inner engineering concepts. With that in mind I decided to put together my take on the design and with a prototype completed I’m growing more and more fond of the looks and feel of it. I call the shape a calabilliard. Here’s a picture of the prototype:

And here’s one with a longer shank and air chamber and a stack bowl:

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