My second PIF briar pipe offering. Anyone new to pipe smoking or wanting to switch from the cob is welcome, as well as anyone interested in learning to polish a pipe and not wanting to ruin one of their own.
This pipe is perfectly smokable as is, but would probably look fantastic if it was polished up really well. The grain (that isn't hidden by whatever wax they used decades ago) looks real pretty. It's got some decorative swirls carved into it, but has not label or markings besides those. I'll also include almost everything you need to get started. If you want to go to your local tobacconist and get acquainted with what they have to offer that wouldn't be a bad idea either.
Rules and whatnot... Just post and let me know if you want in or not, and also why you want the pipe. It doesn't matter why you want it, but it would be cool to know. I'll pick a winner around noon eastern time on friday. Cut off for entering is friday at 11am. I want the winner to start a thread after they win and let everyone in the brown leaf know what they did with it. If you try it and decide you hate pipe smoking that's fine, just tell us about why you didn't like it. I tried a cob myself 5 years ago and hated the pipe experience. Two years ago (year and a half if you subtract a 6 month break)I started up again with a briar (then quickly onto metal pipes)while I watched baseball. Don't really smoke the pipe unless I'm watching it. Which for 6 months a year is my loss.... anyhoot... Good luck!
just shy of 5.5" long, chamber is .75" wide, and 1.5" deep