Phillip Trypis, originally from Greece, was a Canadian pipe maker for over 40 years, and produced thousands of pipes from his home workshop in Oakwood, Ontario.
This Jumbo Bent Billiard is a prime example of the master carver’s art, featuring a beautiful mix of crossgrain and Birdseye on the smooth portions and Phillip’s distinctive rustication on the bottom of the bowl and shank face. The double chair leg stem is carved from high-grade Ebonite.
This is a BIG pipe, measuring 6-1/2″ long with a 2-3/8″ tall by 1-7/8″ wide bowl. Chamber bore is 7/8″ and 2″ deep. Despite its generous proportions, the pipe weighs only 3.4 ounces (96 grams), a testament to the quality and age of the briar.