One of the extras we get with membership of our pipe club is the annual internal championships. This is held every year in the month of May and decides a ranking within the club. It also has influence on how we place members in teams for international events and so on, so a good result is something we all go after. This year was no exception and the competition was fierce. I came fourth and am as pleased as Punch.
Of course, we have to have a new pipe for this competition. We commissioned Søren Refbjerg to do the honours. He temporarily came out of retirement and produced this lovely smooth Canadian for us.
Typical for Søren, it is well made and very well engineered. He made 35 of them, so this one is one of a limited edition of sorts. It smokes beautifully and is going to get a lot of tobacco through its bowl. It loves mixtures, which makes it ideal for me in the daylight hours.
height: 42 mm
Bowl : Ø 35 mm at its widest point
Chamber: 20 mm x 38 mm deep