JOHN REDMAN Algerian Briar

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England, 1930-50s

This is the oldest (so far) John Redman pipe we have in our private collection. We’ve mentioned recently the issues with the briar supply which were experienced by English pipe makers since the beginning of the 1960s. This shortage caused by political situation in Algeria affected Dunhill (you may be interested to look at the pipedia article regarding Dunhill Shell pipes) and GBD (see our GBD Popular 397 pipe) and this speciality helps with dating of pipes a lot – like in this particular case.

Also we’d like to drawn your attention to the very specific (“swanneck”) shape with the elegantly bent long shank typical for some others pipes from this period, like this HARDCASTLE’S Old Bruyere.

Despite the age of the pipe, briar is in absolutely great condition – very healthy and very solid, we had only to add small patches to the vulcanie stem. So the pipe remains in our own collection, it’s not for sale.


Length 13.6 cm (5.35′)

Bowl Height 4.4 cm (1.73″)

Outside Diameter 3.4 cm (1.34″)

Chamber Diameter 1.8 cm (0.71″)

Chamber Depth 3.9 cm (1.54″)

Weight 36 gr.

Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.

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