Barclay Rex Magnum Smooth Bent Apple Estate Briar Pipe, American Estates

Out of stock


Barclay-Rex is a historic American tobacconist in New York. Founded in 1910 by Italian immigrant Vincent Nastri, the tobacconist has remained in Nastri’s family since its inception, still remaining so today. While today Barclay-Rex is known for its cigars and cigar lounge, there was a time in the 20th century when the store was also famous for its pipes, some of which were carved by the Nastri family, and others which were likely sourced from established makes.

I’ll admit that I’m no expert on Barclay-Rex pipes, so I don’t know if they had a specific name for this one. But, if they didn’t market it as a “Big Apple,” I’d say they would have really missed an opportunity! After all, this is a big apple pipe, and where better to have sold it than New York? Jokes aside, it’s an impressive pipe. Apples are not the go-to shape for magnum-sized pipes, being traditionally associated with smaller, delicate, gentleman’s smokers. So, this one is quite unique. Beautiful too.

The condition is excellent, too. You’d think with a pipe like this one, there’d be more wear, especially on the stem. But it’s been preserved remarkably, with only a touch of inner rim darkening to show for its past life.


Length: 7″ / 177.8mm

Bowl Width: 0.95 / 24.13mm

Bowl Depth: 1.85″ / 46.99mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 100g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used