Made from high grade aluminum, the Falcon stem seen here is a durable and compact way to smoke a pipe. Capable of holding any Falcon briar or meerschaum bowl, this pipe easily fits in storage places other pipes can't. We suggest smoking a strong Kentucky Fired blend in your new Falcon stem pipe.
Model: Standard Chrome Stem
Length: 5.69 in. / 144.72 mm.
Weight: 0.5 oz. / 14 g.
Filter: Dry Ring
Stem Material: Aluminum
*Pipe measurements are approximate
**Pipe pictures are not of actual pipe you may receive.
I purchased two stems and four bowls; two Dovers, one Algiers, and a Billiard. The Billiard is perfect for flake tobacco and the Dover and Algiers handle everything else. The bowls aren't huge, as a matter of fact, neither is the entire pipe. This makes it a good take anywhere kit, or when time is scarce, a short smoke. True, they do need a little maint. between smokes, i.e. wiping out the humidome and replacing the dry ring, but all in all, a quick process. I use the round, cotton make-up wipes, available in cosmetics at WallyWorld. Just fold them in half and they are perfect for cleaning the dome, under the bowl. Also, I use the make-up wipes to clean inside all my briar bowls. It's a lot quicker and neater than folding a pipe cleaner, and they are cheap! The only problem I have incurred is that on both stems, the mouthpiece is twisted slightly clockwise. It's not a major problem, but makes the pipe sit slightly askew, if I clench. The mouthpieces are not removable so they can't be twisted back to straight. If you want a longer smoke, simply order a Hyperbole, or two. The best thing about TobaccoPipes.com is the experience. The staff and service is the best in the business. What few product issues I have encountered have been resolved quickly and professionally...that is something which can't be bought!
I was a bit skeptical about Falcon pipes when I first saw them, but they really do deliver a nice cool smoke. The stem is sturdier than it looks in the pictures and seems to be well made. Priced reasonably , get a stem and a couple of bowls and you will get hooked on how cool this pipe smokes.