Style: Brown Rustic
Length: 5.04 in. / 128.03 mm.
Churchwarden Length: 10.86 in. / 275.87 mm.
Height: 2.22 in. / 56.39 mm.
Weight: 1.3 oz. / 37 g.
Bowl Depth: 1.31 in. / 33.42 mm.
Bowl Outside Diameter: 1.20 in. / 30.48 mm.
Bowl Inside Diameter: 0.68 in. / 17.32 mm.
Bowl Material: Briar
Stem Material: Metal
I received the long stem. It didn't seem to fit the bowl snug at first, but after smoking a few bowls it's fine. This is the first churchwarden stem I've used that truly cools the smoke (8.5"/22cm of metal will do that).
Just got this a couple of days ago.
I really like the minimalist look of this pipe and the price is decent.
The initial impression is it's small. Dare I say cute? Glad I didn't get the regular Compass. It's really light. The stem pulls out from the bowl so it makes a very compact package.
Packed it full of Three Nuns and did a deliberately slow smoke to break it in a bit. The next day, the same blend but a more "normal" smoke. Smokes well and easy. Very comfortable to clench because it is so light.
For my second smoke, I put a rubber bit on. I'm really liking those. Interestingly, that is enough to throw off the balance so it won't sit like a poker, even with a full bowl. Not a big deal, more shows the level of detail Nording put into it to get the balance point that closes.
In cleaning it I noticed the stem/draft hole are actually 2 different diameters and they managed to drill the draft hole at a slight up angle from the stem. Again, attention to detail.
The finish is very nice and even. The extra bit below the stem gives a good place to hold even when the bowl is on the hot side. (The stem does get hot as well.)
I haven't had a chance to try the longer "churchwarden" stem with it yet. (slight mix up on the order, it's en route. Can't be too mad, how many pipes ship with two stems? Ben responded quickly to my e-mail.)
I see this being a great "carry" pipe because it breaks down small, and is an easy clencher. Looks a little classier than a cob, so probably more acceptable to my wife in public as well.
So far, very happy with this one. I can see this one being an everyday carry.