Mutcat Pipes Calabash Handmade Pipe, New

$325.00

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Description

Mutcat pipes are made by Mutcat Cat, an Indonesian artisan residing in its northeastern Java province. A pipe-maker for many years, and a pipe-smoker for even longer, Mutcat’s pipes are frequently innovative in their use of alternative, home-grown materials and elaborate forms and finishes. This is not only because of a desire to offer pipe-smokers something new and unique, but because of Mutcat’s own experiences as one. Living in a tropical climate, Mutcat seeks to find novel approaches to pipe construction that can provide a cool, dry smoke whatever the weather.

Those familiar with the history of smoking pipes will know that tree heather root, commonly known simply as ‘briar,’ is not the only material one can use to make pipes. Alongside clay and meerschaum, cherry, oak, and lemon trees – to name but a few – have also been used since the inception of the wooden tobacco pipes. This calabash from Mutcat uses hand cut ebonite for its stem and horn for its ferrule, which are staples of pipe-making, but it also uses three distinct varieties of Indonesian hardwood for the rest of the pipe. For the bowl, pheasantwood has been employed; for the chamber, rusticated teak; and for the shank ring, palm wood. These materials provide not only a distinct aesthetic, but are notable for their heat and moisture resistant properties.

 

Details:

Length: 5.7″ / 144.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.74 / 18.79mm

Bowl Depth: 1.5″ / 38.10mm

Weight: 2.1oz / 60g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New