What is immediately noticeable about this Butz-Choquin Caprice pipe is the striking rose colored acrylic stem. This loud attachment to the rusticated black bowl of this 1304 model works perfectly; for they each contrast the other in a balanced and respectful manner. With the addition of a polished aluminum band, this pipe is going to stand out amongst the rest.
Brand: Butz Choquin
Shape: Bent Billiard
Length: 5.39 in. / 136.91 mm.
Height: 1.93 in. / 49.19 mm.
Weight: 1.6 oz. / 44 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.54 in. / 39.17 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.47 in. / 37.49 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.79 in. / 20.06 mm.
Shank Width at Seam: 0.64 in. / 16.41 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic
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I love the look of this pipe, and the shape and weight make it a perfect clencher. My only grip is the very tight draw. It also resists a pipe cleaner toward the end of the stem.
This is a lightweight quality briar with a medium size bowl and a unique raspberry colored stem with a black rusticated bowl. It's a convenient size and traditional shape. I think it will eventually earn 5 stars, but pipes have to be broken in and savored before they get the full accolade.