Grade 3 Smooth Pipe - Sold
As a pipe maker I find that often I have designs that evolve and change over time and the Firedrop series is a perfect example. I really like the Firedrop design; itís been around for quite some time now and Iím still not in the least bit bored with it.
This latest incarnation is a full bent Ė plus! Thatís right, this is actually bent fully past 180 degrees. Itís not common to find a full 180 degree bent pipe and even rarer that one actually has the stem overhanging the bowl. The engineering on this pipe took a lot of time to do right -- and yes, it will pass a cleaner. The cleaner will need a twist, but it will pass it without much difficulty.
With such an extreme bend there is virtually no leverage on the teeth and this pipe hangs from the teeth very comfortably. I could certainly use a pipe like this in my workshop! The briar on this particular Firedrop is very nice, good birdseye and some beautiful flame grain along the sides. Also this is some extremely clean briar with nary a sand pit or even a noticeable flaw to be seen.
As with my most recent Firedrops this pipe has both a removable stem and shank extension for potential reaming down the road. The bit is comfortable and the draw nice and open. Another one that I wish I could keep.
As with all of my pipes there is a complete moneyback guarantee on workmanship for the life of the pipe, if you are not completely satisfied with the item please send it back unsmoked for a complete refund within 30 days of receiving the pipe. Email me or contact me at 604.837.6752 if you're interested in purchasing this item and please quote item #S-59 or The Firedrop 4, I accept Pay Pal and money orders. I will not accept down payments or partial payments for a pipe. If you have any questions regarding payment please contact me. Please note also that the buyer is responsible for all shipping and duty costs. All prices are quoted in US funds. I do not charge for handling costs and shipping options can be discussed. Once requested I will hold a pipe for three days for Pay Pal or two weeks for Money Order. If payment or has not been received or within that time the pipe will be relisted for sale.