BBB Tortoise 603 Smooth Straight Billiard 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.”

I’m particularly partial to BBB’s Tortoise line. The combination of a chestnut stain, a mother of pearl hued stem, and a brass ring between them, gave resulted in what I’d consider to be one of the most elegant designs in British pipe history. This one takes the form of a traditional billiard of around group 4 size, while remaining light enough that it should be a comfortable clencher for a veteran smoker.

This pipe is also 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″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.75 / 19.05mm

Bowl Depth: 1.61″ / 40.89mm

Weight: 1.4oz / 40g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New