Walt Cannoy Cardinal House C22, Smooth Lovat Estate Briar Pipe, Cumberland
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Walt Cannoy first emerged as a major figure in the the North American pipe-making renaissance around the turn of the millennium. Originally an R&D mechanic, Cannoy carved and sold his first pipe in 1999, having been inspired by artisan pipe-makers as diverse as Preben Holm, Robert ‘Micoli’ Burns, and Joe Mariner. Cannoy would soon rise in the ranks of the North American artisan scene, becoming one of its premier high-grade carvers.
Cannoy has produced pipes in so many different styles that it would be difficult to point to one and say that it is quintessentially his. I am, however, quite fond of his more conservative designs, like this one. That’s not to say that this is completely traditional. It is more in the neoclassical mold, an approach that emerged in Europe – especially Denmark – in the mid-20th century. It’s essentially a billiard, but with stack proportions, and a stem that’s halfway between a standard saddle and a Lovat.
The grain is excellent, with plenty of cross-grain and bird’s-eyes, highlighted by a light, brown sugar stain and offset by a hand cut cumberland stem and silver band. The condition is excellent too. It’s clearly been well looked after. I don’t see any significant issues with it, but buyers will be able to see for themselves from the photos how good it looks.
Bowl Width: 22.6mm
Bowl Depth: 2.1″
Weight: 1.6oz / 48g
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