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Ligne Bretagne Pipe #1833lb

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Here's a pipe that sat drilled and ready for quite some time, maybe a year or two, before being finished. We don't have many bent pipes in the Ligne Bretagne shape line (Only 3 I can think of off the top of my head) and we also don't have a lot of bent horn stems. I've been doing a fair bit of bending them myself in recent months but it's a time and labor-consuming process and 2017 was not the year for ANYTHING that needed extra attention, so the pipe sort of sat around in the box of, "These bowls need something unusual, get to them when we can" stuff. Now that everything is finally, sadly settled with my wife's father, we're turning our attention to a lot of the oddball projects like this that we didn't have time for before.

And a beautiful oddball it is! The age ring stacking is tight, intricate, and consistent from top to bottom. It's also very "wavy", which I really like - The rings splash and ripple like ocean waves in their structure. The stem is French-handcut natural horn, with an overall soft creamy color interspersed with streaks of brown and near-clear. The sandblasted bowl was flawless enough to leave unstained, so between the natural bowl and the natural stem, here is a pipe that's as non-"artificial" as one can get! The only modern material in the thing is the delrin tenon. It's worth noting too that it passes a pipecleaner easily, despite the bend.