The Dr Grabow Golden Duke Smooth Tobacco Pipe is a great and affordable starter pipe for individuals who are new to the wide world of smoking pipes. Its smooth, sweet smoking briar mesh perfectly with the bowl size. It's a great traveling pipe that features a push stem and uses a standard 6 mm filter.
Stamped Leaf(s) may be present on the bowl.
Brand: Dr Grabow
Model: Golden Duke
Length: 5.75 in. / 146.05 mm.
Height: 1.75 in. / 44.45 mm.
Weight: 1.3 oz. / 38 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.50 in. / 38.10 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.25 in. / 31.75 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.66 in. / 17.46 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 bought this as my first pipe. I figured it would be a good starter and I wouldn’t have much to lose if I didn’t take to piping. I have been piping for a few months now, and am quite fond of it. I’ve even bought a very nice Savinelli, however I can’t seem to break away from my Grabow! It’s weighted nicely, feels good in my hand, smokes smooth, good draw and cool, it has a “pre cake” on it that was very nice to not have to worry about breaking it in. It gurgles sometimes but I’m a fast smoker and smoke outside exclusively. I consistently get a good 30-45 minute smoke out of it. I would recommend this pipe to anyone: beginners or experienced smokers alike. I am noticing a lot of wear on the stem from clenching so I’ll be buying some soft bits, but again this is due to the smoker, not the pipe.
The bowl is a bit bigger than i expected, thought it was smaller by reading the specs, but i can tell you, what a good surprise! Is not perfectly finished and sophisticated as some italians n 3x more expensive pipes, but it holds a fair amount of tobacco for a enjoyable 30-45min smoke and it smokes just like a charm!
Great looking pipe as well, which will not satisfy some pipe snobs, but for this price range, you just can't get better than that.