It is honor to be able to make the pipe of the year for the Bulgarian pipe club once again!
There are so many new members since the time I have made the first pipe of the year long ago and this year the challenge is even bigger with the numbers of people wanted the pipe and the variety of requirements .
The pipe will be a bend egg shape, smooth, with tagua nut ring on the shank. There are filter/nonfilter option and acrilyc/ebonite for the stem. The shape has relatively deep tobacco chamber considered good for flake cut tobacco and the shape is compact and balanced - good for everyday use and for the long evening smoke. Average weight - under 50 grams.
Here follows some pictures of the initial stages of the process.
The color will be dark brown/reddish contrast.