Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  94306

(650) 965-7403
Kaywoodie White Briar #8980
This has shape 12B Stamped on it.  It's a Grp. 4 in size & it's
also unsmoked.  Much more than that can't be said, although if
you're curious, yes, the stinger is fully intact.  Unsmoked.
5.55" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $35.
Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
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Tony Rodriguez #111253
Are Tony's pipes still highly sought after?  I guess I'll soon find
out.  This one is a Grp. 6 in size & the cond. is exc.  The
construction is also excellent, with a wide-open draw.  The shank
trim appears to be a fine acrylic and not ivory.  The air hole is
at the bottom of the chamber & the hand-cut stem is vulcanite.  
5.9" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 49 grams. $275.
1986 Another Butera Classic Grain #218237BK
Another example of what made Mike Butera the most sought
after pipe maker in the U.S. for two decades.  A Group 5 sized
bent with his Chestnut stain that, with just a little twist takes a
pipe cleaner to the bottom of the chamber.  Open draw. Used.
5.6" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. $550.
JHW #317255
I can't recall seeing a normal sized Jack Weinberger pipe.  This
chamber easily takes my thumb.  The drawer is wide-open and
the condition excellent, with no wear on the rim or tooth indents
on the stem.  The dark area in the bottom photo could indicate
abuse, such as a hot smoking pipe, but the inner wall of the
chamber is just fine, with no crusting or cracking.  What I will
say is that the taper at that point is not the cleverest bit of pipe-
construction I've ever seen and so it probably does get hot
there.  My advice?  Smoke slow when a pipe gets hot.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 2.4" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. $45.
Randy Wiley Ovation #218253BK
One of the rare pieces in Randy's production that meets the
criteria for his Ovation grade, his very highest.  It is also a large
pipe, with great construction, allowing for the smooth passage of
a cleaner to the bottom of the chamber, which has an inner
chamber of 22mm.  With the oil curing process that these pipes
receive, the color will darken beautifully when smoked.  It is a
large pipe, with a Grp. 7 size.  Uncoated chamber, too.  New.
6.5" long, bowl 2.45" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $475.
Larry Roush #108102 (SOLD 10/22/17)
It takes no great insight to call Roush the all-around very best
pipe maker in the U.S. the past 20 years, and he continues to
be unchallenged, in my opinion.  This one is in exc. cond., has a
wide-open draw & feels very light in the hand and mouth. Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $475.
Jody Davis Bishop #42547FT (SOLD 11/13/17)
The completion of this pipe does not represent Jody Davis'
greatest moment.  While it is true that we all have to start
somewhere, that does not mean we have to inflict our early
attempts on the public.  The standout feature on this pipe,
among a number of possibilities, is the attempt to create a
spliced stem, a la Amorelli.  This one looks more like an over-
coat fitted over an uncomfortable vulcanite.  Hey, the cond. is
exc. (no kidding...nobody smoked it a lot) & the draw is open.
5.4" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. $235.
Blatter Bros. Selected #218199PN
Blatter Bros. in Montreal is one of the legendary pipe shops
that gets handed down from generation-to-generation, and
they did (and perhaps still do) make their own pipes.  To my
eyes, the influenc comes from Charatan free hand styles, but
for all I know, it's the other way around.  Certainly, in both
cases, plenty of briar is employed to create large pipes for
those who like a solid handful.  Notice the use of "Selected" to
describe the grade of the pipe.  The condition here is excellent
and the draw wide open.  The stem, though large, is very
comfortable.  The bowl walls are thick, so the chamber is not
too large.  I'd call this a Grp. 6 in size, but maybe it's a large 5.
5.8" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. Used. $145.
Julius Vesz Hand Cut #218216PN
Despite the nice Calabash-like touch on the rim, and the 3/4
bend, the shape of the bowl still reminds me of the old,
pre-WWII shapes from companies like Ben Wade when they
were produced in Leeds.  Group 5 in size, and open in draw,
the cond. is exc. Just a twist of the cleaner and it goes through.
5.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. Used. $225.
DSH (David S. Huber) "Tilted Shank" #1224126
This is the first DSH pipe pipe to appear on my site, and I truly
hope to have many more.  That, of course, will depend on how
you take to his pipes.  From my perspective, they are a joy to
look at and hold and hopefully, smoke.  That is always the
challenge, isn't it?  This refined gem is about a Grp. 2 size, so it
is quite small... something that would add a lot of extra pleasure
to a bowl of strong, full bodied and tasty Virginia/Perique flake.
Wonderful stem work, creating a flat, comfortable dark brindle
vulcanite, along with a wide-open draw.  Everything is "just so."
4.25" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. $425.
Don Warren #117154
It had already been decided when I was talking to Don
(Gilmore) at this table at the West Coast Pipe Show that I
wasn't going to pick up any more of his pipes at that time...until
I saw this one.  I immediately broke my vow, and I don't even
gravitate to freehands.  But there is something so straightfor-
ward about Don's pipes.  No artifice, no pretense, just an
uncomplicated, non-self-aggrandizing desire to make a good
smoking instrument.  He succeeds.  Grp. 6 with open draw,
good deep blast 7 uncoated chamber so you control the taste.
5.8" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 59 grams. $175.
Julius Vesz #21840RS
Vesz has (or had...is he still making pipes) two levels for his
pipes, one being the "hand made," & the other being the "hand"
cut," which was truly hand made & the higher of the 2 basic
grades.  This pipe, A Grp. 5 in size, and with a wide-open draw
is a rusticated hand cut with a nickel plated KB&B band.  Go
figure that one out.  It's in exc. cond. & easily takes a cleaner.
5.3" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. Used.  $225.
American "The Berkshire" #108116
The date on this pipe is 1988 and the initials of both Mark
Tinsky and Curt Rollar are stamped on the shank.  It's a Grp. 6
in size and along with its open draw a cleaner easily goes to the
bottom of the chamber.  The stem is vulcanite & there are a
couple of very minor tooth marks on the bottom.  Large capacity
chamber, into which my thumb fits, albeit tightly.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $85.
GRC Grade C (by Darius Cristian) #615128
I was surprised, and pleased, to see that there are still fans of
Darius out there who were happy to see me post some of his
pipes that I've had since he lived in Stockton CA & was making
pipes.  If he knew that people cared about his work as they do,
he might still be making pipes.  It was only self-confidence that
he lacked, certainly not skill.  This pipe is a Grp. 4 with a wide-
open draw, a great, comfortable vulcanite stem. Unsmoked.
5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $125
Shalosky #108127
Even without knowing the name (I'm certain I've heard it, but I
forget easily) I could tell that this person could make a pipe.
And, not knowing Bill (although, again, I think we've met) I
thought the maker was a Russian.  That shank extension
appears to be bone, & a cleaner flies to the chamber bottom.
The always critical draw is wide-open & the pipe sits up.  Both
the blast, and the grain that goes along with it, are fine, as is
the cond.  The stem is a flat, comfortable vulcanite brindle.
6" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight:1.75 oz., 48 grams. Used. $245.
Colin Rigsby Rhodesian #425-0376
On the matter of shape names, reasonable men can disagree.
Colin, who is only responsible for the creation of this pipe, callis
it, on my invoice, a Rhodesian.  I would call it a modified
Calabash.  If you are conflict averse, stay away from this pipe.  
If, however, you really do believe a rose by any other name
would still be a rose (and not a Lily, or a Petunia or a Violet or a
Daisy, ad nauseam) and are taken by the handsome work that
went into it, allow me to provide the germand data.  The bowl
trim appears to be olive wood, the stem trim boxwood. New
5.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 65 grams.  $245.
Colin Rigsby Blowfish #425-0381
Colin is developing a name for his pipes, now that his Billard
was chosen to part of the K.C. club's 7 Day Set.  And
recognition for true ability and talent is a good thing.  But,if
somebody hasn't yet received good publicity, will the buying
public know enough to buy, on their own,  a good thing when
they see it?  Likely not.  That is why master artists are so often
not appreciated until they are dead and a long list of educated
critics have given their works good reviews.  Only then do the
buyers feel secure enough to spend their money.  So it goes
even with pipes and pipe makers.  I mention it because this is a
pretty nifty pipe, with lots of well thought out and executed
design elements, attached to Colin's insistence on excellent
engineering (or at least that's what he says on his card).  The
brindle stem is flat, narrow and therefore very comfortable.  
The draw is wide-open and the opening is at the right exact
spot in the chamber.  The use of color and texture is also
superb.  And for all that work, the price is right.  New.
5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $315.
Ed Burak's Connoisseur #101436AG (SOLD 10/21/17)
Another of Ed's great designs, this one with superb cross grain.
The draw is open and the condition is excellent.  If there is a
drawback to this pipe, it is the pinched chamber, making it
difficult to get a finger deeply into that chamber to tamp down
the tobacco.  Perhaps if I reamed out the chamber there would
be more room.  Certainly, the pipe has been smoked so
somebody found it easy enough to fill and light. Vulcanite stem.
6 1/8" long.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. Used.  $395
Randy Wiley Ovation #1021022BK
Big & bad.  "Bad," in a good way.  I don't think Randy can make
many of these because I can't imagine that there is that much
briar of this size and quality around.  The grain is consistent for
360 degrees, unlike so many pipes where the grain falls off
markedly at the front of the bowl.  The draw is open & the
cleaner floats right to bottom of the chamber.  No unsmoked
tobacco in this pipe...unless the chamber is too large for you.  It
can take my thumb.  BTW, it has a flat bottom and sits up.  
Featured as one of four ovations in P&T Vol 1 No. 4. Unsmoked.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2.6" tall.  Weight: 3 1/8 oz., 88 grams. $575..
RMF #89-233
Let's see if this helps launch a new pipe-making career.  
Richard Friedman, yachtsman supreme, is now making fine
briar pipes, & I've been afforded the opportunity to present them
to you.  While the briar is so clean that it only needs a slight
stain to enhance the grain, the stain Richard uses is less of an
orange than my poor photography depicts.  It is more of the
natural English Tan we all like so much, the one that darkens
beautifully as it is smoked.  As you can see, the bowl is left
entirely natural for you to imbue with the taste you prefer, and
not the taste of some ersatz carbon coating.  The draw is wide-
open.  This is a Grp. 4 in size and the stem logo appears to be
mother of pearl although I need to confer with Richard when he
is finished escorting people around the coast of Alaska in his
yacht.  It's a trip I dearly want to take.  New.
4.9" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 18 oz., 33 grams. $495.
Micoli #52796 (SOLD 10/7/17)
The pipe is new, but I did see a flaw in the chamber that was
not covered by the original bowl coating.  As experienced as I
am in these things, I am  certain that it is nothing more than a
natural occurrence in the wood, will have no impact on how the
pipe smokes and will soon be entirely covered over and
forgotten by the development of cake.  Still, if something should
happen that appears to have been engendered by that flaw, I
will provide a full refund.  You take no risk.  Vulcanite stem. New.
5.4" long, bowl 2.1" high.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $295.
RMF #89-293
Pipes don't tend to be cute, but this might qualify, although it
also qualifies as handsome.  It is Grp. 3 in size and has an
ample sized tobacco chamber.  The draw is wide-open and
easily takes a pipe cleaner through to the bottom of the
chamber.  With its size and comfortable stem, it can sit
in the jaw with no trouble and with the flat bottomed shank, the
pipe sits up.  New.
4.8" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 18 oz., 32 grams. $495.
RMF #89-257
Grp. 5 in size, with some very handsome straight grain, clean
wood and an open draw.  As adornment, there are little balls of
what, clear amber? in the grooves of the bamboo.  I'll ask
Richard and get that straight for you.  The stem material is
neither acrylic nor vulcanite, and will not oxidize.  I didn't write
all this down, as I knew I should have, when I saw and
purchased these RMF pipes in Chicago. Light & comfy.   New.
5.75" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $495.
RMF 89-280
For me, it is apparently difficult to get the tone right when the
briar is barely stained, or not stained at all.  Important for you to
know is that the wood is so clean that nothing requires covering
with a dark stain.  Aside from the length, enhanced by the dark
bamboo, the pipe is a Grp. 3 in size, with a delicate look to the
shaping of the bowl.  It has an open draw and I can see it
complementing a beautiful woman's face with an equally
beautiful, light and refined pipe.   New.
6" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. $395
GRC by Darius #61583  (SOLD)
When Darius was making pipes in Northern Calif. (Stockton, to
be exact) I purchased pretty much everything he made.  He was
(is?  I hope he's making pipes, at least occasionally,
somewhere)a very talented man, but bedeviled by demons that
started haunting him from a very rough childhood.  If he were
making pipes today, he'd be the perfect pipe maker for my
longed-for "Human Tragedy/Human Folly" series.  I know he
would understand what I was trying to accomplish.  For now,
though, I will simply post and sell those pipes that have been
sitting in my drawer for years.  This one is tiny, although a good
sized bowl might give you a satisfying 15 min. smoke.  The con-
struction is great with a wide-open draw & vulcanite stem. New.
5.1" long, bowl 1.25" tall.  Weight" .5 oz., 14 grams. $65.
Paul Fisher #101462AG
Paul Fisher worked out of Orchard Park, N.Y., as I understand
it, and also worked on meerschaum pipes for Kaywoodie,
although he was originally from Austria.  This pipe has "Algerian
Briar" stamped on the shank, and has a screw-in meerschaum
cup.  The condition of the pipe is excellent, but with some
abrasion on the bottom of the bowl.   Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams.  $45.
RVW #108173 (SOLD 1/13/17)
"RVW" is Randy Wiley's 2nd line, & and don't want to protest his
judgment, but as he often rusticates pipes anyway, I don't see
what makes this a 2nd.  In fact, I'm much taken with the patina of
the briar and would guess that this pipe will smoke exceptionally
well...better than many much higher priced pipes.  It's a Grp. 6
in size, and my thumb fits, tightly, into the chamber, so a good,
long smoke is assured.  With a little crimp & twist the cleaner
goes to the chamber bottom, so the construction is first rate.  
Randy continues to provide excellent value.  Unsmoked.
5.55" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $60.
David S. Huber "Ruby Rhodesian" #1224120
How can a pipe be 'efficient'?  I don't know, but that's the word
that comes to mind when I think of how this pipe looks and feels.
It's a grp. 4 in size, with a wide-open draw and a hand-cut
vulcanite stem that is thin and flat for comfort.  The blast shows
a lot of ring grain.  The length of the shank is just right, too.  
The design is original without being the least bit outré.  New.
5.9" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $375.
Elliott Nachwalter #108194 (SOLD 10/22/17)
This is stamped "New York City" meaning, I think, that it was
made while Elliott and Carole, his wife, owned the old Wilke
shop.  It does have a large bowl & chamber.  The stem is acrylic
& is at least two-tone gray.  It sits on its flat bottom and there is
a fill on the front of the bowl toward the bottom (see photo on
the bottom right).  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 2.65" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 70 grams. $50.
Julius Vesz Handmade #425223
There is one area on the crisp inner-rim of the chamber that is
darkened, but very thinly & uniformly, so it could be concluded
that a match or lighter did it.  But, feeling the chamber right
under it, the incontrovertible sense is that it is as smooth and
untouched as the rest of the chamber, leading one,
reasonably, to conclude that the pipe is entirely unsmoked.  In
short, I have no idea if this pipe is unsmoked or ever so slightly
used.   It's a Grp. 5 in size, & I can get my thumb into the bowl.
The draw is wide-open and the stem vulcanite.
5.65" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $75.
Trevor Talbert Ligne Bretagne Grade 3 #37105RS
Again, a small pipe, somewhere between a Grp. 2 & Grp. 3 in
size.  Well worked, comfortable stems are looking like a Talbert
hallmark.  The panels are very well worked, and if he did this by
hand, he has a remarkable eye...8 panels of the same size is
not an easy or common feat.  The pipe is unsmoked and the
draw is wide-open.  vulcanite stem.  New.
5.15" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $115.
Mark Stout #89191 iJ (SOLD 9/26/17)
My familiarity with Mark, and his output, is limited to the pipes he
brings to our Las Vegas show each Nov.  Besides exhibiting
solid, traditional craftsmanship, you can see that the briar is of a
hard kind.  The stem is vulcanite & comfortable, the draw is
open and the size is Grp. 4.  Used.
4.75" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $85.
J.D. Smoking Pipes #12359
If it's still right above, this reverses that pipe, with a blasted
bowl and smooth shank.  Again, a Grp. 5 with a wide-open
draw and hand-cut stem.  New.
5.75" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.85 oz, 51 grams. $200.
Trevor Talbert Grade 3 Ligne Bretagne #37093RS
Another of Trevor's well cut Panels in a Grp. 2.5 size, with a
flat, comfortable stem and wide-open draw.  It has been
smoked, but less than 5 times, as is evident from the excellent
condition. This pipe has already been declared a good
complement to Virginias, so if you want to put a nice flake in
this chamber,  the pipe smoking gods are going to be on your
side.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.3" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 27 grams. $115.
Jim Deschaines #89179 IJ (SOLD 8/31/17)
I probably don't know what I'm talking about, but just intuitively,
I think that if anybody has a chance of becoming the next Rad
Davis, it is Jim Deschaines.  I'm not only thinking of style, but
more of approach and attitude, which means I'm reading more
deeply into the matter than I should considering my meagre
familiarity with the individuals.  This is a well grained, well
blasted Grp. 3 in exc. cond., an open draw  & it takes a cleaner.
5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. Used. $95.
BAW (Bruce Weaver) 389202iJ (SOLD)
As long as this shank is, Bruce's construction is so fine that it
just takes a little sip to see that the draw is wide-open.  The
blast is good & sharp & the brindle stem is flat and very
comfortable in the mouth.  The bowl is a Grp. 3 size & the cond.
is exc.  The pipe was made in 2016, just like the one I own &
enjoy very much.  Since the measurements that are typically
given provide the full length of the pipe, it's fair to add the
length of only the shank, which is 5 1/3" long.  Used.
8" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $225.
1989 Butera Marron #1021221BK
A Grp. 5 in size, or even a bit larger.  The blast is plenty deep
and shows off both the ring grain and the straight grain.  There
is a little carbon residue on the inner rim, but that might come
off with just a touch of polishing.  The stem is free of bite marks.
5.6" long.  Weight: 2 oz., 56 grams. Lucite stem.  Used. $525.
The Doodler #108124 (SOLD 10/28/17)
Here's a Yankee Doodler Dandy.  An American original.  This
one is still in excellent condition, which George M. Cohan is not.
It's a Grp. 5 in size & designed to give you a cool smoke.  You'll
have to try it yourself to find if it delivers on its promise. Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $35.
Atelier Rolando (Negoita) #11701FT
While preparing this for posting, I was trying to think if there is a
U.S. pipe maker that is more original & creative than Rolando; I
don't think there is, at least not while also considering the critical
element of form following function.  Rolando was classically
educated as an artist in Romania and always takes balance &
proportion into consideration.  Some people, who think they are
being creative, merely go hog wild and think that they are
adding to the catalog of fine pipes.  They are not.  Rolando is.
The draw is wide-open.  I think the stem is acrylic. Unsmoked.
5.8" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $ 395.
Paul Perri #37197 (RESERVED)
I managed to snag some terrific Paul Perri pipes at our West
Coast Pipe show this past Nov. (I do not post quickly.  What's
the rush?) and this is one of them.  It's a rather large, Grp. 7, I
would suspect, and despite Paul's predictably thick chamber
walls, the inner diameter is 9/10."  The draw is open, the bowl is
uncoated and the stem is acrylic.  When the pipe is smoked
and the wood darkens, the grain will pop out.  New.
6" long, bowl 2.45" tall.  Weight: 2 3/4 oz., 78 grams. $275.
Mike Frey #51805FT (SOLD 7/20/17)
When Mike Butera was ruling the roost as the best U.S. pipe
maker, Mike Frey was a close 2nd, & of the two, I might
personally have preferred Frey's pipes.  I still have, and revere,
the great smoking pipe I bought from him at an S.F. swap I
produced in the mid 80's.  This Grp. 6 size pipe is in very good
cond, with just a minor tooth indent on the stem top & residue
carbon on the rim.  Wide-open draw & easy pass with cleaner.
5.55" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8oz., 52 grams. $ 275.
Stephen Downie Calabash #108-02
We are all lucky that pipe smoking has such a sparse following,
because if there were any demand for these products (and
there really isn't, not any significant demand) items such as this
would command thousands of dollars.  Think of both the skill
required to make this pipe, the cost of materials, and the time
required to inlay woods and have them fit tightly.  Or, to
re-frame it (pun semi-intended) go to any optometrist and see
what they want to charge you for a crap, stamped-out frame.
I'm sure I've paid $500 for something easily worth $5.  What I
have negelected to talk about, so far, is the quality and fit and
finish of this specific pipe.  Tight and precise is what comes to
mind.  It is also large.  And unlike the Pioneer Calabashes of
yore, this was made by a pipe man and thus has an open draw.
7.25" long, bowl 3" tall.  Weight: 5.5 oz., 157 grams. New. $465.
Micoli #824292 (SOLD 10/7/17)
Where are all these Micoli pipes coming from.  I feel like I have
the world's supply of these pipes by the good dentist.  Well,
that's OK; there is a market for them, and has been since I've
been involved in pipes as more than a smoker, which goes
back to 1977 (as a smoker, it goes back to '61).  The draw is
wide-open and although i sense that the stem is from a mold, it
is pretty comfortable.  The draw hole is high in the chamber.  
Just a little, but I did notice it.  On the other hand, a cleaner
goes through, so that part of the construction is excellent. New.
5.45" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 50 grams. $295.
The Pipe #108-24 (SOLD 10/28/18)
Most of these pipes seem to be in good shape as regards the
outside bowl and inner chamber, but the stem is often chewed
up, and it's a very difficult stem to make smooth, leading me to
believe that very cheap vulcanite is used.  In this iteration, the
stem is in exc. cond, with the merest of tooth chatter visible.  My
goal is divest, not accumulate, so I hope that those of you who
might be interested in this pipe think my price is appealing. Used
5.45" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $15.
Elliott Nachwalter #518157 (SOLD 9/3/17)
Maybe Nachwalter should dub himself The Peripatetic Pipe
Maker as we know he made pipes in at least 3 locations...Fla.,
NYC & Stowe, Vt.  I think the latter is where he became a mature
pipe maker and created his best all-around output.  Grp. 5.This
handsome, comfortable pipe is from his Stowe days.  The cond.
is exc., & it's a pleasure to look at all that Bird's Eye.  Used.
5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $75.
GRC (by Darius Cristian) #8951
By far this is the largest of GRC's pipes now on the site.  
Despite a thick wall, my thumb easily fits into the chamber.  
What impresses me most is the quality of the workmanship.  
Note that the chamber is uncoated, but none of the bowl stain
has flowed into it...unlike the case with other, much more expen-
sive pipes I've seen lately.  Also, a cleaner easily flows into the
chamber...it the cleaner is long enough.  The draw is wide-open.
It should be mentioned that Darius uses vulcanite for his stems.
6.5" long, bowl 2.4" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 81 grams. $150.
J.T.&D. Cooke #218183BK
Although this is a relatively early Cooke, there are features on it
that I find preferable to the pipe maker he has evolved to today.
Specifically, I think the stem is much more comfortable than the
thick compound he uses today, although he has created a
marvelous range of colors and styles.  Style should not get
ahead of function, but it's hard to reign oneself in when on a roll
and Jim Cooke is definitely on a pipe making roll.  The draw is
open, but could be better, but the drilling is spot-on at the bot-
tom of the chamber.  The cond. is like new.  Used (?).
5.3" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. $450.
Kevin Arthur #89170CO
I tried to check out this pipe maker, whose name I've heard, but
with whom I've had no e xperience.  It does not appear that he
is active at the present time, but the pipe above does have one
advantage to most of his pipes: the bowl here is not coated.  
As I've read, he insists on a wide-open draw, and this pipe has
that attribute, as well as a comfortable vulcanite stem.  The size
here is that of a Grp. 5 or a large 4, with a lot of briar at the
bottom of the bowl, so despite that curve, there will not be any
excessive heat at the heel.  The briar is clean & well grained.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 66 grams. $165.
Kaywoodie White Briar #89107
Rhodesian-like bowl shape, although the pipe does not thave
the thick-chunky shank of a Rhodesian.  The shape # stamped
on the shank is 60B.  It's a Grp. 4 size& everything is intact.
5.15" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. New.$35.
Kaywoodie White Briar #89109 (SOLD 8/30/17)
shape # 67.  This pipe is Grp. 3 in size.  It has the original
stinger and is unsmoked.  
5.4" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $35.