JOHN REDMAN Redman's Royal 181

JOHN REDMAN Redman’s Royal 181

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The highest grade pipe made in the second half of the XX century at the John Redman LTD & British Empire Pipe Co factory. Unlike many other large and quite “freehandish” designed “Royals” this pipe is made rather according to the classical British tradition – a capacious (but not chubby) English horn pipe (some call this shape also “a yacht” or “a woodstock”).

The pipe marking is “REDMAN’S ROYAL \ LONDON MADE”, “181”, “MADE IN ENGLAND”. The length is 15.5 cm (6.1″), bowl’s height is 4.5 cm (1.77″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.5 cm (1.38″), internal diameter is 2.2 cm (0.87″). The depth is 4.0 cm (1.57″) and this pipe weights 33 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (slightly corrected, you may see the trace under a bright light), no filter. The surface neat crack on the end of the shank has been carefully patched, anyway it doesn’t penetrate deep to the mortize.

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