Nice pipe ChristosAbout 3 months ago I saw a photo of a pipe similar to this one, shame shape but different material (morta I think), other color, rustication etc. The inner voice immediately cried loud "I want it"! I wonder when will this voice be silenced. But I think I know the answer... Anyway, I called the carver and friend George Leousis from GL pipes and I explained to him my... vision of a variation, based on this pipe he posted. As he always does, George presented to me at once an improved version of my own(!) idea. And in 2 weeks he delivered.
Now, I used to call this shape "full bent", I don't know if I was right. But our Pipe Club Forum Admin informed me, that in the past, in the Greek pipe smokers "slang" these pipes were called "Captain's pipes". The reason is apparent: a sea captain could smoke a pipe like this, clenching and hanging from his mouth, perhaps resting on his chin, possibly covered with a heavy beard, while his hands were free in order to steer the ship with the wheel.
In it I am smoking SG Balkan Flake, have a good Sunday good people!
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