This lovely French-made pipe is a rare opportunity for the discerning pipe smoker or collector looking for a hand made piece at a factory-made price! While most Butz-Choquin pipes are machine made, this Maitre Pipier Extra was made completely by hand in St Claude, France and was lightly used before being refurbished.
Stamped “Butz-Choquin” over “Maitre Piper” over “Extra” on the left shank and “Fait Main” over “St Claude France” on the right. Stamps are crisp and sharp, as is the “BC” logo inset on the left flank of the stem.
Featuring thick walls to ensure a cool smoke and a light finish that accentuates the briar’s mostly vertical grain, this pipe is a lovely piece of functional art.
The pipe has been cleaned, sanitized and polished to a shine and is ready to find its next steward. There are a few small handling marks visible on the stummel, and a touch of rim darkening.
This pipe measures approximately 6-1/4″ long. The bowl stands 2″ tall by 2″ wide. Chamber bore is 7/8″ in diameter.