Butz Choquin Calabash 2000 Briar Smoking Pipe (BIBCAL3)
- Overall Length: 160mm
- Overall Height: 70mm
- Bowl Height: 70mm
- Bowl Diameter: 49mm
- Bore: 25mm
- Weight: 65g
- Branded Cloth Pipe Bag
- Gift Boxed
Butz Choquin pipes are hand crafted from the finest Mediterranean Briar according to a meticulous manufacturing process that has been perfected over a 140 year history through 4 generations. Every Butz Choquin briar block is dried naturally over several months before being passed through the hands of no fewer than 80 craftsmen until the final pipe is polished and inspected ready to be re-homed.
The Butz Choquin Calabash 2000 Briar Smoking pipe is a classic Calabash, which wouldn’t look out of place in a Sherlock Holmes movie. The Calabash 2000 is of a generous size, which is too big for the pocket but we wouldn’t say it was too heavy or too large for a stroll along the sea front. Saying that the Calabash 2000 is most suited to an evening in front of the fire. It’s deep bowl allows for a generous fill and still room to protect the char from the wind and flaring up. The thick briar wall prevents the pipe overheating even with the fiercest burning Virginia while a long exaggerated curved stem allows plenty of time for the smoke to cool resulting in a smoother, cooler smoke.
The lipped head of the bowl helps you get a good grip in the same way as a Nonic pint glass (the one with the lip that the bar man/person/woman gives you after a few too many to save getting the dust pan and brush out)
The Butz Choquin Calabash Pipes now come with Butz Choquins new multi purpose filter. It is a confusing choice to make when choosing a new pipe. Do you want a metal condensing filter, a 9mm absorbent filter or an un-restricted full on smoke. Now you have the choice and can sample the different effects of each.