These pipes were made in a French factory in the seventies or eighties and were unfinished. A few years ago, one of our vendors found them in his warehouse and offered them to us. We then asked our resident pipe restorer and the maker of Gabrieli Pipes, Dan Chlebove, to finish them and he did his usual outstanding job.
Unlike most of the pipes from this collection, this Unsmoked University Straight Billiard is an average-sized pipe. It has a russet stain and is nicely polished. Like most pipes from its era, this one comes with a comfortable black vulcanite stem. You'll get many years of pleasant smokes from this briar for not very much money.