- Nov 12, 2014
Being friends with artisans can be a plus too. I've been gifted pipes a number of times, and one fellow made me this one who puts a curve in the transition of the bit to button instead of a 90° angle. Perfect for clenching and easy to keep clean. Cost less than $150.I own a couple of higher grade pipes priced around $300-400. I enjoy the experience of comissioning a pipe or of coming upon the perfect artisan estate pipe. The pipe themselves are usually more carefully built in fit, finish and design and I believe they are worth the purchase for me. Stems are a big thing for me and nothing beats a well handcut ebonite with thin button in my eyes.
But I'll admit that the pipe I reach out the most for is a billiard with an acrylic premold that cost me $80. What a killer pipe.