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Israel, 1970-80s

Israeli pipe making is known first of all with the Shalom pipe factory, which had been producing pipes until the shut down in the middle of 1980s. The most popular and the most exported brand was perhaps Alpha, later acquired and produced by Mastercraft and soon – by merged Dr. Grabow and Mastercraft at a new factory in Sparta, USA. Also you may find Andersen, Burl King, Fader, Goliath Briar (really very large pipes), Krisson, Mastersen, Trophy. And of course “Shalom” itself. According to some sources, freehands and fancy pipes were designed (made) by Danish pipe maker Muki Liebermann.

The English pipe marking (a little bit faded) is “SHALOM \ JAFFA”, “IMPORTED BRIAR \ MADE IN ISRAEL”. The length is 14.0 cm (5.51″), the bowl’s height is 4.9 cm (1.93″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.2 cm (1.65″), internal diameter is 2.3 cm (0.9″). The depth is 4.3 cm (1.69″) and this pipe weights 51 gr. Briar, plastic stem, no filter.

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