Ligne Bretagne Pipe #12-71
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"Big Red" here is the fire engine of the new pipes - This is the largest straight billiard stummel shape we have in Ligne Bretagne, and this one was one of the rare smooths. I'm not sure why, but the majority of these shapes tend to be blasts, so it was a pleasant surprise to find one that was this flawless. The grain has been further enhanced with some deep black contrast staining, with the final red tint applied over it for a strong contrast effect. Thick walls, eminent practicality - This is pretty much the sort of pipe that you'd find listed in the dictionary under "Pipe", and for all the classical reasons of its design.
*Addendum* - I was talking with some folks on Facebook about red stained pipes in general, and they voiced the opinion/worry among pipesters that red stains tend to bleed in the hand. As a safeguard against this, I've taken the extra time to both "heat out" excess stain in the wood, and given it the natural oil finish that I normally only use on Talbert Briars. It's way too time-intensive to use on Ligne Bretagnes in most case, but I wanted to do all I could to make this pipe proof against that familiar red stain "bleed". I can't say it won't happen at all, but both stain and finish should be much more durable than one typically experiences with red pipes.