Marbled English Tavern Pipe

$19.99 plus tax where applicable

The English Tavern Pipe is based on the style used in England in the 18th century when smoking tobacco was a popular pastime.

The Marbled English Tavern Pipe does not come with a pre-varnished option and, frankly, adding varnish may diminish the allure of the marbling. But if the prospect of the clay sticking to your lips puts you off, we can add a brown water-based varnish to help minimize the sticking. Generally, sticking to the lips will only occur the first few times you smoke a clay pipe. After several uses your saliva will have filled any porous properties at the mouthpiece end of the pipe, and you will no longer experience any sticking.

If you choose to include any add-ons, you will get the same number of add-ons as pipes. Order two pipes plus the pipe cleaner addon and you will get double pipe cleaners. If you want only one add-on with your order then select one pipe plus the add-ons you want. After they are added to the cart continue shopping and order as many more pipes as you like without checking add-ons.

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Description

The English Tavern Pipe is based on the style used in England in the 18th century when smoking tobacco was a popular pastime. The marbled English tavern pipe is a modern variation on this theme. Red clay was used for pipe-making especially in Virginia, but it is unlikely that the white and red clays were mixed in a slurry to produce a marbled variation.

The tavern pipe would often be available for free at Inns and local Public Houses where patrons would enjoy a smoke with their tankard of ale. This one being only 8-9 inches long would not have been the kind of pipe that patrons would smoke and pass on to another customer. The long 15 and 16-inch pipes might be used that way with the tip being snapped off to provide a clean pipe to the next smoker.

This one would more likely be a personal pipe that a smoker would bring to the tavern or one that could be bought on the premises.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 8 x 1 x 1 in

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