Peter Matzhold's pipe making is informed by many years of pipe repair for shops throughout Austria. The result is that of pipes that are neo-classical in conception, but inflected by Peter's imagination and sense of humor. Here we have a pipe whose iconography is that of the old French "Belge," an forward-canted Yachtsman with olive-shaped bowl. But Peter's version has a long slightly curved and tapered tubular shank, finished with a boxwood ornament. Adjoining this ornament is a hand-cut German vulcanite bit with a rather dramatic fishtail, at whose shank end is a disk that is slightly larger than the shank itself. The bowl is of large ODA capacity, and ideal for English and Virginia mixtures alike.
Peter is particularly scrupulous with his choice of briar, in consequence of which there is outstanding straightgrain coverage across the the entire surface, enhanced by his tasteful amber/brown stain. It is marked as a very high grade, 11H, and comes with one of Peter's hand-made British tan leather sleeves as shown.
Condition is impeccable in all regards. Highly recommended.