A simple blog dedicated to the gentle art of pipesmoking. Written by a pipesmoker for other pipesmokers as well as those curious to try or new to the hobby.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
"Unusual Pipes" No. 3
This is a Viprati pipe and it has one of the finest displays of straight grain that I've ever seen. This is the "pipe side" of the piece. You can see the awesome grain pattern on the bowl walls and the silver extention. There is a thin layer of briar spread over the back of the pipe shape that acts like a canvas for the celebration of the grain on the other side which is here:
Is that a beautiful sight or what? It just makes me want to burst into song..."Amazing grain...how sweet the lines....."