- Feb 21, 2013
My sister somehow got a 14" clay pipe back from Holland to Chicago and shipped to me in North Carolina in one piece. It is a fun smoke, but it is fragile, and you have to handle it by the stem, and it is one to smoke seated. So it tends to be a sort of special occasion pipe, requiring some special attention and effort. The nice big bowl holds plenty of leaf. I'm often tempted by a more compact and easier to manage briar.