Charles Rattray's Six Friends No.5 9mm Filter Briar Smoking Pipe
- Overall Length: 140mm
- Overall Height: 47.5mm
- Bowl Height: 47.5mm
- Bowl Diameter: 41mm
- Bore: 22.5mm
- Weight: 49g
- Gift Boxed
- Cloth pipe bag included
Charles Rattray’s Briar Pipes
Charles Rattray’s master blenders have an impecable worldwide reputation for their unique tobacco blends and unrivalled character. You can be forgiven for not knowing that Rattray’s also produce pipes as they were only released onto the general market in 2012. Their pipes were formerly reserved for exclusive sale in their Perth shop but they have answered many prayers by releasing these stunning pipes to retailers worldwide.
Charles Rattrays Six Friends Number 5 Briar Pipe
We saw the Six Friends range of pipes at the last UK trade show and instantly snapped them up before even looking at the rest of the range. They are simply stunning as the Briar has been sandblast and stained with a rich, dark Brown stain before sanding to bring out the natural Briar on the raised character, which contrast beautifully with the amber coloured fishtail stem.
The Number 5 is a classic straight Billiard of good proportions with a good deep bowl and generous bore for a rich smoke otherwise known as a scroungers pipe. The briar walls are fairly thick to help keep the pipe cool, while the long stem ensures a cool and smooth smoke. The stunning amber effect mouthpiece has a good wide tip to aid grip and reduce strain on the teeth.
9mm Absorbent Filter
The Charles Rattray’s Six Friends pipes are designed for use with the any 9mm absorbent stem filters. The larger diameter allows more smoke to pass through the filter, with less restriction, which makes for a better draw compared to the 6mm filters. The highly absorbent filters have a very high surface area resulting in excellent absorption of the tar as the smoke passes through without affecting draw or flavour.
The pipes have a standard 9mm bore so can be used with any brand of 9mm filter if preferred. Alternatively the filter can be removed all together for smokers who prefer a totally un-restricted full on smoke.
The marbled mouthpiece in this picture is a one off and is unlikely to be the exact mouthpiece you will receive. There is variation from pipe to pipe with substantial differences in colours, patterns and marbling.