Great for beginners and seasoned pipe aficionados alike, the Dr. Grabow Big Pipe in Smooth facilitates an elegant and smooth smoking experience for a relatively inexpensive cost. Dr Grabow pipes are well known and trusted throughout the pipe community, and have earned their place in the rotation of pipe smokers worldwide.
Stamped Leaf(s) may be present on the bowl.
Brand: Dr Grabow
Model: Big Pipe
Length: 5.70 in. / 144.78 mm.
Height: 2.18 in. / 55.40 mm.
Weight: 2.0 oz. / 58 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.77 in. / 45.04 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.66 in. / 42.23 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.91 in. / 23.30 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Plastic
Package: Bubble Pack
*Pipe measurements are approximate
**Pipe pictures are not of actual pipe you may receive.
I love how all these different pipes and manufacturers have all these fancy names and Grabow names this "The Big Pipe"! It is great, smooth easy draw, big bowl, doesn't get hot. Put a rubber mouthpiece on it. The pipe I look forward to each morning. I prefer the smooth over the rustic.
I don't buy expensive pipes because I seem to end up breaking the stem or cracking the bowl after a while and then have to throw them away.
And, of the budget pipes I usually get, I have tried Mr. Brog's (every one I have had has split in half after a few months - even using just matches), a variety of Missouri Meerchaums (don't draft well in my hands and requires all kinds of relights and trips to the store for boxes of matches), some $50'ish Italian ones (bowls are great but the stems have always crumbled within weeks with no hope of finding a replacement stem), and a few others in this price range.
Finally tried my first Dr. Grabow and went for the "Big Pipe" hoping for a stronger bowl, shank, stem, and draw.
So far it has not failed to burn every bowl right to the bottom and leave ash that doesn't even need a pipe nail to remove. I just dump it upside down and reload it.
This big boy will burn for 45 minutes or more every time, with only perhaps one relight the entire time - if that. It stays lit, even sitting in an ashtray unattended for a few minutes so I can return and sip at it some more.
Also, the finish is really nice and somehow sealed so it doesn't make my fingers sticky or stained like every other pipe I have ever had over the years.
If you are like me and break everything you get your hands on, try this one. It's a real bargain for a USA made pipe!