BBB Bolder Grain 10 Rusticated Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked [SOLD OUT]


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‘BBB’ originally stood for ‘Blumfeld’s Best Briars’, so named after Louis Blumfeld after he took over the historic Alfred Frankenau Company in 1856. Later, the pipes came to be known as ‘Britain’s Best Briars’. Though the name might have changed, the quality of the pipes did not – they really were fantastic pipes, made in the classic style of the English-French shape chart. Like GBD, Dunhill, and Barling’s, BBB are pipes with a rich history behind them, proudly holding the title of “the oldest trade mark in the [pipe] industry.”

While it may seem like a typo, the name of this series from BBB, ‘Bolder Grain,’ is actually a pun on another line BBB used to make, the Bold Grain. Those Brits sure do like their wordplay, huh? Anyway, the Bolder Grain, like the boulders of its namesake, is a stony, rusticated finish, and a curiously Italian one at that. The shape is interesting too, being a faceted Rhodesian shape. It’s the most unique BBB I’ve seen in a good while, and judging by the brass rondelle in the stem, it also appears to have been made before the make was acquired by Cadogan Investments Ltd in 1980. Quite a find.

The pipe is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. It also comes with its original box and sleeve.



Length: 6.2″ / 157.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.8 / 20.6mm

Bowl Depth: 1.9″ / 48.2mm

Weight: 1.9oz / 54g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New


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