The prunus as an alternative smoking equipment
28 July 2016
Talking about wooden pipes, you think of briar, the magical heather root from the Mediterranean area. Yet it is not the only type of wood from which pipes are made. In a recently written article, Don Duco discusses tobacco pipes and cigar holders made from an alternative type of wood: the prunus or the wood from the plum, peach or cherry. In addition to simple cigar holders, numerous tobacco pipes have been produced. On the one hand, their style follows the line of French briar, characterized by a handy size and a practical design. In addition, the German Gesteckpfeife was a source of inspiration, which led to pipes with a more artificial silhouette composed of several parts. The most remarkable, however, are the figural specimens carved from whimsical pieces of cherry wood. They show attractive folk art scenes, often with mask heads and portraits. These unusual pipes are the curiosities in the category of cherry wood pipes.