GBD Double-Bowl 2117 New Era ???

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ssjones

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I had to double-check the GBD shape listing, as I've never seen the 2117 "Double-Bowl" pipe. This one was listed on Ebay today (BIN), a New Era Model. Has anyone seen one of these in the flesh?






 

ssjones

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Huh, Smokers Haven and SmokingPipes have each listed this shape. Who knew?
https://www.smokershaven.com/gbd-estate-pipe-new-era-air-2117-smooth-chamber-pipe-1950s/

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/estate/france/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=35139

It looks like someone picked out some fairly decent grain briar to make these.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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A reverse calabash. But not.
Basically it's actually a regular/traditional calabash, but shaped differently. Or you can not use the top part and smoke it as a regular pipe.... or you can fill up both bowls, smoke the top bowl, and then light the bottom bowl afterward. I think it's very cool.

 

mso489

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There's a concept. I'm incrementally smoking a bowl of Amphora Burley in a fairly deep-bowled Ser Jacopo, and between the blend's cut and the big bowl, it really lasts. This GBD looks like it could go for a few days of intermittent sipping with the right cut of a good blend. Anyone road tested one of these? If so, give us a report.