A Rumination on Whether It's Worth $32,000 (US)

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HawkeyeLinus

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Oct 16, 2020
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Would be worth $60k if it wasn’t in the ugliest pipe category. ?
Looks pretty cool to me. We need both our cars, though.
 

ssjones

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The pipe is made from dead root briar, which is incredibly rare - right? I think most pipes have briar that is not yet dead. But, I'm not exactly clear on when the death of the briar actually occurs, that's hazy.
 
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jpmcwjr

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The pipe is made from dead root briar, which is incredibly rare - right? I think most pipes have briar that is not yet dead. But, I'm not exactly clear on when the death of the briar actually occurs, that's hazy.

Pretty sure all briar in my household is dead, Jim, dead!

I've always surmised that "dead root briar" is briar harvested from the shrubs that had died in the ground. Hence it was aging for a time before being dug up. Could be a few months to many decades, so, to me, a marketing play.