O Christmas Tree
SOLDI always like to end the year with a great pipe. This is also the last pipe for the year 2012. I was after a Christmas fir tree shaped pipe, which it is for this time of year, but a volcano for the rest of the year! It's a special pipe regardless of the holiday season, with a towering 3 inch high bowl, 7 inch length, fantastic crisp blast and a unique shank ring made from the most knobbly portion of Indiana deer antler. I like how the shank ring texture matches that of the plateaux heel. The rim is smooth for easy maintenance. Another great feature is that although the bottom plateaux is very wavy, the pipe is a solid sitter. The black ebonite stem has an elegant bend ending in a very thin bite of 3.8 millimetres behind the button. This pipe is surprisingly light for the extra large proportions, weighing in at just over 4 ounces. A churchwarden length pipe cleaner passes easily through the full bent airway. If you are looking for a one of a kind Christmas pipe full of character, this piece will be a great addition to your collection. Postal deadline from the UK to the US is December 10th.