The Falcon International Stem gives a nod to fans of slightly more traditional stems and shapes who still want the versatility of a Falcon system. This stem uses the 6 mm Falcon filter as well as the dry ring for a doubly dry smoking experience. It has a heavier weight in hand and a larger mouthpiece than the other Falcon stems.
Model: International Bent
Length: 5.39 in. / 137.12 mm.
Weight: 0.8 oz. / 24 g.
Stem Material: Vulcanite
*Pipe measurements are approximate
**Pipe pictures are not of actual pipe you may receive.
Really like it but can’t get the stem apart, too tight. I’m afraid to force it for fear of breaking. Don’t know if it ha threads or is push fit.
The stem is pretty sturdy and the finish is clean and smooth, but I have not found a Falcon pipe bowl that I really like on it. They all fit, but none seems to match the design very well. I am tempted to try one of the black carbon filter bowls that they sell in the UK. The stem comes with a fiber filter inside it plus the typical O-shaped one in the basin. Not a bad pipe, but this stem is not style-matched to any Falcon wood bowl that I have seen.
… this is a nice change of pace to the more standard metal stem...
When matched with a Falcon Billard bowl this system looks and smokes great.
Being of Irish decent, there's some conflict in admitting that the English got it right, but they did. This is a great pipe (I paired it with a bulldog bowl) smokes cool and break in is sweet.