The bowl and shank are smooth with a dark brown contrast stain which nicely pops the flame grain. The half bent shank has a quilted sapelle extender which has an opalescent quality and has a white acrylic cap. A curved black hand cut ebonite bit completes the pipe. All of the above makes this pipe a real beauty.
This dublin in finished smooth with medium brown staining. The bowl top is smooth with nice birds eye. The shank has a curly maple extender, light tan in color with an irredescent quality. The hand cut ebonite bit has swirls of black and pale orange colors. The length of the shank, extender and bit gives the pipe a canadian look.
The bowl and shank are smooth with dark brown contrast staining which really shows off the flame grain. The quarter bent shank is completed with a box wood extender capped with white acrylic. A gently curved hand cut ebonite bit has black, olive and pale olive swirls. The tobacco chamber is coated. A great mouth feel completes this beautiful and balanced pipe.
This squat tomato has very nice flame grain surrounding the bowl. The top of the smooth bowl is flat with pretty birds eye. The quarter bent shank is rusticated for contrast. The bowl and shank are stained dark brown. A white acrylic band fits into an extender made of spalted sapelle exotic wood which has an irridescent quality and is medium brown stained. The pipe is finished with a hand cut curved ebonite bit. The tobacco chamber is coated. All these characteristics make a beautiful and balanced creation.
This smaller hawkbill is finished with an appealing combination of craggy sandblasting on the bowl and Dr Bob Rustication on the shank. The stain is double contrasted dark brown and the tobacco chamber is coated. The stem is hand cut ebonite with pale yellow swirls and fitted with a white acrylic enhancement. The bowl rim is smooth. This pipe is light weight and has a great mouth feel.
This featherweight apple is done in Dr Bob Rustication with a dark stain. The bowl rim is smooth and the tobacco chamber coated. A reddish brown hand cut ebonite cumberland stem complements the dark bowl.
One of my unique shapes, a hawk bill in the cup and saucer style. The stain is medium brown and brings out the birds eye on the bottom of the saucer. The blast is crisp and extends the length of the bowl and shank. A handcut ebonite stem, with attractive swirls, completes the balance and flow. The tobacco chamber is coated.
This squat tomato, in Dr Bob rustication, is stained dark brown and there is an attractive subtle lighter brown stain in the rustication. The hand cut acrylic stem provides a sleek flow from mortise to button. The tobacco chamber is coated.
A small feather weight apple, finished in Dr Bob rustication and the bowl and shank are stained black. The top of the bowl rim is smooth and the tobacco chamber is coated. The black vulcanite stem has a nice fish tail shape towards the button and gives a comfortable mouth feel.
My son-in-law, here in the boonies of Vt., harvested some cheery trees years ago and gave me some well aged pieces. Now it is time for a new adventure and thus my first cherry wood pipe. This featherweight is in the classic cherry wood shape and is a sitter. The color is natural without stain just polished. The stem is vulcanite and the tobacco chamber is coated.
My wife was at a local hot air balloon festival, took some picures (one in the pipe photos), and when I gazed at it, I saw a new pipe shape, the hot air balloon. It is complete with an under basket (no people inside). The bowl and shank are done in Dr Bob rustication and stained buck skin. The hand cut stem is acrylic and in a raspberry color that has some sparcle/irridescent qualities. The tobacco chamber is coated. A pipe to give you an up and away experience!!
Here is a wonderful pipe for lovers of the convenient military stem for easy storage. The apple bowl is in Dr Bob rustication and stained dark brown. The bowl rim and shaped mortise area are smooth. This feather weight pipe flows together with a hand cut ebonite military style stem with pale blue and black swirls. The tobacco chamber is coated.
A featherweight pipe with a great hand and mouth feel. The bowl and shank are stained in darkish tan which brings out the surround flame grain. The dublin shaped bowl flows nicely into a black hand cut ebonite stem with a nice taper off the mortise junction. The tobacco chamber can be coaed if desired prior to shipping.
This pipe has a lot going on to give it a great eye appeal. The cutty shaped bowl is in Dr Bob rustication with a natural stain. The bowl flows nicely into a bamboo shank extension. The handcut ebonite stem has a beautiful swirl pattern of black and honey. The bowl can be coated upon request prior to shipping.
This straight grain free hand has several attractive features. The stain is British tan. The mortise is left in plateau and is recessed to accomodate a hand cut black ebonite stem. This beautiful pipe is well balanced with a great hand feel. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
A bent freehand with a smooth finish in medium brown stain. The flame grain surrounds the bowl and shank. This beauty has very nice symetry and flowing lines. A white acrylic extension piece in the shank provides nice contrast with a black handcut ebonite stem and the brown color of the bowl and stem. The tobacco chamber is coated. The stamping area has an outline of rustication for a nice contrast.
This bent billiard has a great hand feel as the bowl and shank are chunky. The bowl is finished in a darker brown, sandblasted style. A raised white acrylic accent ring on the shank gives a nice color contrast between shank and stem. The stem is hand cut dark reddish cumberland. The bowl is coated to enhance cake formation.
All Dr Bob Pipes have their representative red, white & blue dots representing Old Glory and signifying that they are American-made quality pipes.
All tobacco chambers are coated with a proprietary formula to enhance the breaking in pleasure of the pipe. All tenons are made of delrin.
The old system of Patriot and Heritage has been change to P meaning Patriot and H meaning Heritage. Ambassador has been eliminated. These changes have been made to simplify the grading system. The P, PP, PPP are levels of increasing quality or size and are all rusticated or sandblasted. The H and HH are the highest grades and are smooth pipes or smooth pipes with minimal rustication.
Dr Bob Pipe stamping is as follows:
Pipe maker's name
Country of origin
6 1/2 inches or larger
7 1/2 inches or larger
8 1/2 inches or larger
Chamber Diameter of 1 inch or greater
NOTE: I have changed my stamping to no longer have the smooth/rusticated and stain designations(like S for smooth or M for medium finish) just to simplify the stamping.
There may be an additional charge of $25 for silver work, extenders, or hand-cut stems; and a possible $50 charge for magnums. There may be additional charges of $25 per increase in sizes of XL, XXL, and XXXL.
HAND MADE PIPE BAGS
Each pipe comes with one of these beautiful handmade ultra suede pipe bags created by my wife. They are also available for sale separately. Please click the link that corresponds with the stitching color you prefer (red or silver).
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All prices are in United States (U.S.) currency (dollars).* Shipping is done through the United States Postal Service (USPS) using Priority Mail, insured with tracking. Domestic shipping is $12.00. International shipping is $25. If you are purchasing a pipe from a country outside the USA, please contact me first about shipping charges.
Guarantee: If within one year of the purchase date your pipe has a burn out or crack in the bowl, I will replace the pipe for the original buyer: shipping costs will be paid for the replacement by the original buyer
Handmade pipe bags have the shipping included in the price ($15.00)