Here it is: the first Jones pipe of 2015! This particular pipe was a commission by a lover of artisan bulldogs and Rhodesians. I personally am not huge on the Rhodesian family of pipes, but there are a few iconic shapes that are indeed special, think of the old Peterson 999, or the stout Comoy Rhodesians of the 1950's and earlier. We decided that a modern interpretation of the venerable old GBD 9438 shape would be a welcome addition to his collection. Here at Smokers' Haven, we had several of those old GBDs in stock, so I scooped up the best example and modeled this little beauty on it.
The pipe itself captures all the charm of the original GBD 9438. This stout, chubby, little fireplug is sure to smoke like a champ. A comfortable stem, perfect airflow, and a crisp dark sandblast are certainly improvements on its predecessors.
This was definitely a fun project, and I hope to revisit the shape in the future.*
Bowl Diameter: 3/4"
Stem: Hand Cut Black Ebonite
Price: $275 (SOLD)
*Pictures courtesy of Scott Townsend