BBB Fiesta 317 Smooth Bent Apple 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.”

As far as I’m aware, BBB pipes are still in production, though it has been many years since the make was acquired by Cadogan Investments, which owns and produces many of the iconic British pipe brands these days. The ‘Fiesta’ line, on the other hand, is no longer made, and judging by the brass ‘BBB’ rondelle on the stem, I would estimate that this one was made before the Cadogan merger, which would make it several decades old. It is a rather beautiful, traditional bent apple, with a striking red-black contrast stain and an offset brass and (I presume) acrylic band wrapped around its stem.

This BBB Fiesta is also completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. It also comes with its original box.



Length: 5.3″ / 134.6mm

Bowl Width: 0.73 / 18.54mm

Bowl Depth: 1.47″ / 37.33mm

Weight: 1.4oz / 42g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New