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 – great briar, nice classical cross-cut grain, skillfully turned shape!
Pipe markings “GOLDEN GATE”, “304”
Length 13.9 cm (5.47″)
Bowl Height 4.9 cm (1.93″)
Outside Diameter 4.2 cm (1.65″)
Chamber Diameter 2.0 cm (0.79″)
Chamber Depth 3.8 cm (1.5″)
Weight 52 gr.
Briar, vulcanite stem, filter 9 mm.
The pipe was accurately smoked, it has been thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized and now is ready for a new life.