Traditional German Porcelain Hunter pipes with wind cap lids
These pipes were made during the Cold War in East Germany at a factory that no longer produces the pipes. This version has a short wooden stem (cherry or beech possibly) making the length 8 inches. Some Tryrolean hunter pipes are more than 3 feet long so these are much easier to handle not to mention the fact that you won’t need to hold a match between your toes in order to light it.
We were fortunate to secure 20 of these pipes, all of which come with a painted bowl. The bowl designs show bucks in various poses. We’ve seen about eleven variations. The pipe you get will be comparable to the ones in the photos, but we cannot you will receive any specific design.
Once this supply of pipe is gone, they will be gone forever, but we are looking into getting similar pipes that are a bit larger and without lids. The wind caps are great when smoking outdoors, such as when you are on a hunting trip, but be careful, the porcelain is just as fragile as our regular clay pipes so dropping the pipe could be disastrous.