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Molina Barasso Unfinished 108 Tobacco Pipe

$39.99
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SKU:
100-5978
UPC:
643307589672
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Brand: Molina

Model: Barasso Unfinished

Style: 108

Shape: Billiard

Length: 5.93 in. / 150.72 mm. 

Height: 2.00 in. / 50.80 mm. 

Weight: 1.7 oz. / 48 g. 

Bowl Depth: 1.47 in. / 37.50 mm.

Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.51 in. / 38.37 mm. 

Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.69 in. / 17.65 mm.  

Filter: 9mm (Not Included)

Finish: Smooth

Bowl Material: Briar

Stem Material: Acrylic

Package: Sock

Country: Italy

Band: Aluminum

 

*Pipe measurements are approximate

**Pipe pictures are not of actual pipe you may receive.

Brand:
Molina
Model:
Barasso
Style:
108
Shape:
Billiard
Length:
5.51-6.0 in.
Height:
1.51-2.0 in.
Weight:
1.51-2 oz.
Bowl Depth:
1.25-1.5 in.
Bowl Inside Diameter:
.50-.75 in.
Filter Size:
9 mm.
Finish:
Smooth
Bowl Material:
Briar
Stem Material:
Acrylic
Country:
Italy
Bit:
Fishtail
Band:
Yes
One of a Kind:
No

1 Review

  • 2
    Difficult smoker

    Posted by tech49 on 11th Jun 2020

    The positives first: This unfinished pipe is really nicely-proportioned, and just looks great. The surface is velvety smooth, grain is pretty nice. The chamber is relatively large, and holds more leaf than my Savinelli Oscar Lucite. Now some not-so-positives: Some very minor quibbles with the fit of the stem- as new it was a little less tight than I expected. Not loose or wobbly, but I wonder how it will weather a couple hundred bowls of tobacco. It's just barely on the verge of loose. The reason I can't recommend this pipe has to do with its smoking performance. There just seems to be something suboptimal about the chamber design- it's difficult to get an even burn of the tobacco. Moist, dry, perfect case, it doesn't matter- and regardless of packing method, this pipe seems to encourage a burn right down one side to the stem hole. In addition, even after about 20 gentle, relaxed and easy going break-in bowls, the briar is charring directly above where the stem hole meets the chamber. It almost seems like the briar is softer in this area. And lastly, the bottom of the chamber seems thin, and gets very hot as the smoke progresses. I have 9 other pipes, and none of them exhibit the same issues with lopsided burns and difficulty staying lit that I have with this pipe. You may conclude that I'm just not good at smoking a pipe, but I've been smoking pipes since 1975, and sometimes you just run into a chamber design that isn't engineered to pull air evenly down through the packed bowl. I'm not saying all Molinas pipes are like this- the Barasso 108 is the only Molina I've smoked. I just can't recommend this pipe in particular. At these prices, I'll probably try another Molina model to see how it goes.