Walt Hettinger (KC Pipe Show Award Winner) Sandblast Large Author Shaped Pipe W/ Cumberland Stem


ITEM DESCRIPTION – Dr. Walter Hettinger of Baltimore, Maryland stunned the pipe world last year when he was the only newcomer to the pipe making scene to have one of his pipes selected for the 2018 Greater Kansas City Pipe Show’s annual North American Pipe Makers 7-Day set of pipes featured in their annual raffle. And at the recently completed NASPC Pipe Show in Columbus, Ohio I personally saw and was amazed at both the quality of of the pipes and his pricing, which was a combination that made his pipes practically fly off his table as collectors were scooping them up. I was sure pleased when Walt allowed me to bring back eight of his pipes to sell on my website. And this beauty is one of them. Note Walt’s rather unique take on the Author shape. He’s thickened up the bowl, gave it a very nice blast and executed a perfect flow into the thick shank. His drilling was spot on, too. The Mocha and Black swirled Cumberland stem also makes for a nice touch. Finally, his very successful career as an emergency room doctor allowed him the means to purchase the highest quality well cured briar available to make his creations. I think now would be a great time to grab a terrific smoking pipe from this pipe maker! This beauty will arrive at the purchaser’s mailbox nestled in its original pipe sleeve.

Pipe Size & Weight:

  • Length: 5-1/2  inches
  • Bowl Height: 1-3/4 inches
  • Bowl width: 2-inches
  • Chamber width: .82 inches
  • Weight: 74.3
  • Stem Material: Cumberland

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