|Tobacco||Black Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia|
|Room Note||2 - Mellow|
The Black Knight, not to be confused for the cape crusader movie. This battle of the blends puts up two black Cavendish blends from two very well known names in the pipe tobacco world to determine who is the best of the best. Captain Black Dark is a pure black Cavendish made from premium Green River Burley that has been steamed and richly flavored. A classic in the Captain Black family. Borkum Riff Black Cavendish features aromatic dark Kentucky and cool-smoking burley. A rich and smooth smoke is what you will receive from Borkum Riff. Now we call on our P&C Faithful to help determine which is the The Black Knight battle leader. At this time you can purchase both tobaccos at a low price and be able to smoke them side by side. Once you have tried them, come back and leave your review and tell us who the clear winner should be.
|Stem Material||Molded Plastic|
|Bowl Inner Dia.||0.8"|
|Bowl Outer Dia.||1.4"|
|Pipe Weight||1.70 oz|
There are a good number of pipes with unique finishes, like the famed "coral" rustication from some of the Italian makers, and gorgeous contrast staining from master carvers, but who would expect a truly amazing finish on a pipe for less than $40? Take a look at Crown Manola Sandpebble.
Near as I can tell, this very different finish is achieved by sandblasting the stummel, followed by smoothing, a light golden staining, adding a medium brown stain to the sandblasted areas, then a final polish. However they do it, these are really neat-looking briars from one of Italy's largest factories, in five shapes, that look like they should be twice their price of only $35.99. You'll be incredibly happy that you added a Crown Manola Sandpebble to your rotation.