2015 Pipe of the Year by Michael Parks
Each pipe is handmade and approximately 6 inches long by two inches high with a bowl width of 1 5/8 inches and a chamber width of 13/16 inches. Every pipe is stamped with Parks’ nomenclature as well as the Pipes and tobaccos magazine logo and the number of the pipe in the series. There are 30 pipes in all in a variety of finishes. All are briar with the exception of two special morta pipes. See our ad for more information.
We ran a feature article on Parks in 2008 and his pipes were remarkable then, but if anything, they’re even better now. These pipes are beautifully proportioned, flawlessly engineered and are high-performance smoking instruments that will inspire your favorite tobaccos to provide all the flavor and nuance you could hope for.
Each pipe is stamped with Parks’ nomenclature as well as the year, the number of the pipe and the Pipes and tobaccos logo. Most are sandblasted, and a Parks sandblast is a wonder. A few smooth pipes are available as well. Stems are in a variety of Cumberland and black. Images of each pipe should be on the P&T website when this issue arrives in your mailbox.
can expect a length of 6 1/8 inches, shank diameter (at stem) of 5/8 inches, bowl height of 2 inches,
bowl width of 1 5/8 inches and chamber width of 13/16 inches.
Available finishes and attendant pricing are as follows:
Light—Natural Tanshell $850
Dark—Black with Red Undertones $795
Smooths $1,350 to $1,750