A great example of the value of the comments after the blog – this Short Snorter is in all probability a production of Weber. Big thanks to Andrew S. and Troy W.!
Blog by Dal Stanton
When I landed this little pipe last March, I rolled together 3 other pipes from the same seller, reducing postage costs – I’m always happy when I can save! The eBay seller listed the pipe as a ‘Short Norter’ stamped on the left side of the shank. The right side was stamped, Imported Briar. The pipe’s petite size listed was 5 1/4″ long 1 1/4″ tall and 3/4″ bowl opening. Even though she was so small, the shape was what drew me in. This is what I saw.Poor quality of photography notwithstanding, all the potential was there – the unique shape that I had yet to identify or collect, the rich briar grain peeking out here and there and the petite demeanor – perhaps this is a ladies’ pipe? But then, the name? Short Norter – the eBay nomenclature. Despite the less than feminine name…
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