A pipe from the oldest and the most famous Ukranian manufacturer: the company was founded as a “Veresk” (Briar) cooperative during the Soviet times and first pipes were made of different kinds of fruit wood: cherry, pear, peach, apricot. Production of briar (Italian briar) pipe started in the early 1990s when political changes allowed import of burls from Toscana. A really good sample of craftsmanship – flawless briar, nice classical cross-cut grain, skillfully turned shape!
The pipe markings are “GOLDEN GATE”, “303”. The length is 15.1 cm (5.94″), bowl’s height is 5.1 cm (2.01″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.9 cm (1.54″), internal diameter is 2.2 cm (0.87″). The depth is 4.4 cm (1.73″) and this pipe weights 42 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.