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throbinson

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So, as some may know, I am selling off my collection... going through and trying to get info about them before posting.
I have this one... says ALPHA, Hand Made, Israel... super light weight, not near as heavy as my other pipes. Given the weight/texture... any ideas what the material used may be?


 

mso489

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I dusted around Google using Israeli tobacco pipes and didn't see any materials other than briar mentioned. So that wasn't a help. The grain in the blast looks like briar, not olive or maple or something. Possibly it is just a really well aged piece of briar. For a while I was ordering Johs pipes through Iwan Ries for really good prices, and the briar was notably light weight.

 

kanse

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Show us the bowl and the unfinished surface where stem connects with the bowl.

 

pagan

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Alpha has made quality briar pipes for some time, don't remember them made of any other wood, but then Im not realy educated on Alpha pipes

 

mayfair70

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Very nice looking pipe. I have a Tinderbox pipe, very large, and it is lighter than my tiniest Kaywoodie. Some briar is lighter, some heavier; It's just the nature of it.

 

ejames

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I've had several Alpha's both Israel made and US made and all were briar.

 
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