Old German #44R with Copper Ring
The traditional style of these tiny pipes was not originally used for smoking, although they can be smoked. Mostly, they were used in the baking of the Weckmann confection popular in Germany in November. However, we have found these little 3″ clay pipes are perfect for testing new blends of tobacco or even other plants if permitted where you live. This variety has a copper ring attached to the rim of the bowl/
This is what they look like when backed as part of the Weckman, a confection popular in the Catholic regions of Germany during the St. Martin’s Day feast.
The difference with these is the copper ring around the top rim of the pipe.