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.
This Unsmoked XL University Straight Billiard is another of the oversized pipes that we purchased in this collection of previously unfinished briars. The chamber is almost two inches deep and the length, overall, is six and a half inches. This mahogany-colored beauty comes with a comfortable black vulcanite stem at a very attractive price.