There is no better way to describe this pipe bowl than "Hunter". The warming bronze tone of the pipe is welcoming at first, but then once the tobacco is lit, you realize that this is a fierce pipe, capable of handling the strongest tobacco's without watering down their flavor. Adaptable for use on all Falcon pipe stems, this Algiers bowl should be your first choice in picking out a new pipe.
Model: Algiers Hunter Bowl
Height: 1.43 in. / 36.49 mm.
Weight: 0.7 oz. / 18 g.
Bowl Depth: 0.96 in. / 24.41 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.57 in. / 39.95 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.88 in. / 22.49 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
*Pipe measurements are approximate
**Pipe pictures are not of actual pipe you may receive.
I have really enjoyed my Falcon pipes. They smoke cool and dry with an open draw. They are easy to maintain. Just wipe out the hydo-dome with some tissue, run a pipe cleaner through the stem, and the pipe is good for the next smoke. The moisture never settles in the bottom of the bowl, this reduces drying time for the bowl itself. A little rest helps out though. There is hardly any stale pipe smell that comes from these pipes as they sit. The Algiers Hunter bowl is very thick walled. It is good for tobaccos like Virginias or tobaccos that have a high sugar content. The bowl can withstand the extra heat from burning the sugar. The Falcon Hunter bowl stays much cooler compared to conventional briar pipes in my opinion. The entire chamber depth of the Hunter is under an inch, but I still get around a 30 minute smoke with ribbon cut tobacco in the pipe. Try experimenting with your packing techniques. I highly recommend these bowls for flakes and cakes also. If you decide to try the Falcon pipe you will find out another benefit. You can buy a couple of the stems and a selection of the bowls, and fit them all into a something the size of a cigar box. So I recommend building a set of pipes by collecting these briar bowls. They are affordable, reliable, and easy to maintain. Note: I am careful to pay attention when threading the bowls to the stems. The threads are wood with several starting threads. Don't cross thread at an angle or over tighten them. I have only had an issue one time with the nine bowls I have purchased. Solid smoking instrument indeed!
It seals well, not an offensive break in, nice grain. That's luck of the draw though.