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Chubby Billiard
Price: $225

Newsflash: short pipes are in!

I've been gotting a lot of requests for shorter pipes these days, especially ones of hefty proportions. The reasons for this trend are unclear, but one pipe maker I conversed with surmised that it might have something to do with the downward economic trends - excess is out, and utility is in. I don't know that I agree, I mean, even though the Hummer brand is being sold to China, the Ford F150 recently outsold the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord for monthly sales totals. Wait, when did this turn into an autoblog....

Anyway, it seems to me that short and chubby (or nosewarmer if you prefer the PC term) pipes are in because they're different from what folks have been smoking for the last several years, they're comfortable, hold a generous portion of tobacco, and they're a great canvas for interpretations of old standard shapes like bulldogs, billiards, and others. Regardless of the reasons, nobody can deny the popularity of these pipes.

This particular example has a recess-fit saddle stem and a barely perceptible bend in it, combinining grace and elegance with a no-nonsense style that makes no presumptions of itself. Kind of like some of the best people I know....

Important Info
Length: 4.87" (12.2cm)
Height: 2.12" (5.5cm)
Chamber Diamter: 7/8" (2.2cm)
Chamber Depth: 1.75" (4.5cm)
Stem Material: Vulcanite
Bit Thickness: .17" (4.3mm)
Airway Diameter: 5/32" (3.9mm)
Weight: 2oz (57g)

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