July 22, 2017, 10:52 pm
Home
Pipes
Countryman Line
Cityman Line
NobleMan Line
Ancient Morta
Pipe Kits and Supplies
Tools for Pipe Making
The Blog (news and articles)
About The Pipe Maker
Tobacco Reviews
Customer Testimonials
Frequently Asked Questions
Pipe Care
Galleries
Contact me
Links to Friends


To buy via PayPal:
Sold
BACK To buy via other means:
Canadian1
Price: $185

It's hard to believe that I've never made a traditional canadian before, eh? Something about this block pretty much demanded that I make one, however, so I decided to give it a shot. At first I wasn't sure how I was going to make the oval shank, but everything pretty much worked out the way it should. I did deviate from "normal" construction techniques for this, and used a stainless steel tenon instead of cutting an integral cumberland tenon on the stem. I got a little stage fright about the thinness of the walls of the shank, and I didn't want to make the cumberland tenon walls too thin either, so I use the same stuff I use on bamboo-shanked pipes. Now, no fear!

To compliment the color of the cumberland I mixed up a rather convuluted and complicated staining that hovers right around the same color of the cumberland. It's a reddish, organge, with a dark black contrast that's very subtle. It's also holy hell to try and photograph! I must have taken a good 50 pictures of this pipe just trying to capture the subtlety. I really started to feel like I lost all my picture-taking mojo. In the end I'm not sure I was able to capture it all, but I decided to cut my losses and work on technique with my new photo booth later on.

And I should note a word of warning. It should be obvious from the specs below that the stem is THIN, but I feel like I should reiterate that. It's important not to chew this stem....

Important Info
Length: 5.25" (13.3cm)
Height: 1.75" (4.4cm)
Chamber Diamter: .75" (1.9cm)
Chamber Depth: 1.5" (3.8cm)
Stem Material: hand cut cumberland
Bit Thickness: .12" (3.1mm)
Airway Diameter: 5/32" (3.9mm)
Weight: 1.1oz (30g)


This site and all images and documents copyright Kurt Huhn, unless otherwise noted.