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I've been working on pipe design with what I consider best pipe shape...at least for me. Pleasing lines for the eye, nice feel in the hand and most important, perfect balance. I thing I am getting closer and this pipe is nice example of my strugle...

Briar by Mimo (Italy) this pipe has a nice grain, it light and fitted with hand cut Cumberlain stem with Delryn tenon for smooth fit. Inside bowl coating is with Pumice/Charcoal formula...

This pipe is an excellent buy and I expect it to go rather fast, so if you like it do not think about it too long :-)
Size 45x36x54x160mm
Chamber Diameter 21mm dia, 44mm deep
Color Deep Teak
Finish Carnuaba wax
Stem Cumberland, hand cut
Filter None

Sorry this pipe has been sold. I'm now semi-retired, but if you absolutly must have a pipe like this for your collection please email me and I'll be happy to quote you a price for this particular pipe.

I would appreciate your comments either on my pipes or my site as this is the only way I can improve my craft and service. Click here to add your comments about this pipe.

Rodney A. Rupe
Long Beach, California USA

September 9, 2005

Dear Jan,

I was pleasantly surprised when the Linea arrived at my office today. You?ve clearly reached a new high point with this one! As usual, the actual pipe far surpasses the photos on your web site. Because of its shape, size, balance and feel, I could hardly put it down. Yes, Linea is all about lines and balance. Even with its curves, the pipe cleaner just slides right through.
The pipe seems more delicate in the photo. Yet, when in hand, there is a certain sturdiness about it that I like(I hate little ?girlie? pipes:-). The chamber holds plenty of tobacco, and the thickness of the bowl is substantial, yet light in weight. The slight taper of the chamber and perfect placement of the air hole are such that it creates a nice even, cool, flavorful smoke (Gawith & Hoggarth flake never tasted so good:-). The grain and finish are beautiful and I know from experience they will only improve with age.
I?ve seen other pipes in the same and higher price ranges from well-known names that wouldn?t pass a pipe cleaner without twisting or coaxing and of course they did not include hand cut Cumberland stems nor Delrin tenons. Regarding style and panache, they were not even in the same league. I can tell that you?ve put a lot of passion into making this pipe. Your masterpiece is in good hands. I will treasure it and be careful not to over pack the tobacco and scorch the rim.
I thank you and I look forward to smoking more of your future works of art.



P.S. I really enjoyed the video. Come on, we both know those broken spokes were simply caused by all those darn mountains you were climbing;-)