Last night a long time friend called me wanting to get together to just chat, hang out, and share some smokes and drinks.
My friend's grandfather passed away before he and I met, and his grandmother has recently been moved into an assisted living facility, so he and his siblings have been helping their Mom clean out grandma & grandpa's house. Being a cigar smoker and occasional pipe smoker he ended up taking his grandfather's pipe rack along with all 8 pipes on it - and brought them with him last night to our meeting just b/c he knew I'd be interested in seeing them.
Of the 8 pipes on the rack were 2 Kaywoodies, 2 Grabows, a leather wrapped Colossus, a couple of no-name random pipes.
All but one of them were obviously heavily smoked, rarely cleaned, and a little nasty.
There were two pipes which stuck out to me as odd-balls, which I snapped photos of to share with you guys.
First, the "big dipper". The bowl on this pipe was just a little bigger than a golf ball. Yes, that is electrical tape.
The second odd ball, was the only unsmoked pipe on the rack...
I'm almost 100% sure that it is made of concrete. It's small, I could barely get my pinky finger in the bowl.
We couldn't figure out any way to get the stem off without breaking it.
I thought they were odd... Maybe someone has seen one like them before?