Burl Mesquite Tabacco Pipe- Handmade In Texas
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Burl Mesquite Tabacco Pipe- Handmade In Texas:
This is a handmade pipe made of Texas Burl mesquite wood. It is sitting on a piece of raw wood. The pipe has a 3/4" bowl and a vulcanite stem. The pipe is 6 1/4" long, 1 3/4" high and 1 1/2" wide at the bowl. There are some small imperfections due to the fact that it is handmade and not mass produced by machines in a factory. There are also some small checks in the grain that are common in a burl piece of wood. It has a beautiful red colored stain that has been buffed and waxed to a nice sheen. The grain on this piece is awesome.It is rare to find a pipe made of burl mesquite because the wood can be expensive and hard to find. It is also difficult to find a piece of this wood that is suitable for a pipe because of the voids in the burl that can't always be seen until the wood is bored and cut. Because of this,some may throw out several pipes before one can be used. A nice piece of burl mesquite for a pipe this size may be $20-$30 retail just for the wood alone. Mesquite is a heavier than the common briar pipe but it seems to smoke cooler in my opinion. Good Luck, happy offerding