Ligne Bretagne Collector #20C12LB

Ligne Bretagne Collector #20C12LB

A Halloween-themed Ligne Bretagne Collector

$415.00

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SKU 20C12LB Category

Additional information

Weight 35 g
Dimensions 10.5 × 3.5 × 5 cm
Bowl Height

5 cm

Chamber Depth

4 cm

Chamber Diameter

1.6 cm

Airhole Size

9/64"

Grade

Collector

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To quote from our Grading PageWhat is a Ligne Bretagne Collector? These handmade pipes sit at the top of the Ligne Bretagne brand, offering quality workmanship in creative styles derived from classical pipe shapes. They’re created using the same briar I use for Talbert Briars, and go through the same processes in order to be fully comparable smokers and beautiful pieces of art combined. Each pipe is priced individually based on grain and complexity of design, with prices typically running between $350 and $500.

I’ve commented in prior descriptions about the fun we’ve been having working with these small WW2-era briar blocks. Pipes in general were smaller back then and these blocks are cut small, meaning the overall size of the pipe will be limited. However, this seems to be a great spur to creativity, and our recent series of these “fantasy” renditions of popular classical shapes has been a hit for us. They’re short pipes rendered in lively and organic shapes partly inspired by nature and partly by pure imagination.

In this particular case, that imagination is 100% EA Poe. From the Raven’s Wing finish, here adapted to a more surreal, “Dark Eye” swirl, to the rather wicked shape, it packs a huge amount of character into a squat package. While the length is short, the bowl is really quite nicely sized, bigger than most of our regular LBs. It’s also blessed with very thick walls, but the overall shortness of stem and shank keep the weight down to a pleasant level. The ideal companion for a quiet evening by a crackling fire, reading something dark…