Randy Wiley Smooth Freehand Estate Briar Pipe, USA
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Beginning his career as a pipe-maker in the 1970s, Randy Wiley was a key figure in the new wave of American artisans in the late-20th century pipe scene – and still is today, nearly 50 years later. Wiley’s pipes might be characterized as American freehand in style; though he has occasionally made more traditional pieces, his work is typically freeform, often employing different types of hand-rustication for his various finishes. The average Wiley is large, rugged, and a reliable smoker, each having been oil cured by Wiley in advance of its by-hand manufacture.
This is a classic Randy Wiley pipe. A freehand shaped around the briar’s grain patterns, this is one solid piece of pipe-smoking machinery. There are patches of spot-carved rustication and a rim of natural plateau, and the pipe is tied together by a jet black fancy-style stem. As an added bonus, this Wiley comes with its original box.
The condition is very good. The pipe has some handling marks around the bowl and a little charring on the rim, but these are superficial and won’t affect how well it will smoke. Pipes like these tend to outlive us all.
Bowl Width: 21.5mm
Bowl Depth: 2.1″
Weight: 2.1oz / 62g
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