DON-LOU FREEHAND BRIAR PIPE - MADE IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK
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You are bidding on an estate DON-LOU pipe. Don-Lou pipes were made in on Bath Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, and I was fortunate enough to know Don. His shop was quite small, and it would have been very crowded with six people in it. He made pipes from briar, but he also made pipes using maple, cherry, oak, walnut, paduuk, bubinga, zebrawood, and especially rosewood. I still have an un-smoked walnut horn which I had him make for me in 1981. At one time he had a set of 5 pipes which were very large and had exceptional straight grain. He was offered $10,000.00 for the set, and he refused the offer! As he was getting ready to retire, I was offered the pick of the litter from the set, and I chose the only straight pipe in the set.
This pipe is a very nice freehand briar pipe in the group 5 size range. The pipe has very dense straight grain on all 4 sides. The pictures simply do not do this pipe justice! It is in excellent condition, and has been smoked very little in the 20 plus years I have owned it. It is stamped DON-LOU on the side.I have given this pipe a light cleaning, but it should be cleaned and sanitized before smoking it. The dimensions are as follows: Length: @ 5 5/8", Bowl height: @ 2 1/4", width @ 1 1/2" x 2" at the widest point, Tobacco chamber: width @ 13/16", depth @ 1 3/4". The wall thickness... read more