Blog by Dal Stanton
The great thing about the Churchwarden shape is that it is the only pipe that is identified not strictly by the shape of the bowl but by the length of the stem. Bill Burney’s Pipedia Pipe Chart explanation describes this unique characteristic of the Churchwarden shape. When I received an email from Coleman, he was looking to add a Churchwarden to his collection. He wrote:
Hey Dal, I was browsing your website love the pipes, wanted to see if you had any more churchwardens available for commission or sale. I’ve always wanted one, and I can’t think of a better place to buy one than from Daughters of Bulgaria. The longer the stem the better. I really liked the billiard churchwarden, and the French imperial one in the shop that’s already sold. Do you think you’ll get anymore?
Last time I was with Coleman was he…
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