Gouda Clay Pipes - "Gouwenaar" Churchwarden
16 1/2 inches of clay in the old Dutch style, the "Goedewaagen" makes an impressive visual impact without breaking the bank. The bottom of the bowl features a small foot for holding, and a brown varnished stem keeps the porous clay from sticking to the lips.
- Be careful with clay pipes! Clay pipes are more fragile than any other type or pipe and need to be handled with care. We recommend holding the pipe by the foot for the most stability, and we recommend never clenching this pipe between your teeth.
- Clay smokes hot! Hold the pipe by the foot that juts out of the bowl, or from the stem, to avoid burning your fingers on the bowl.
- Clay has no break in, and is ready to smoke out of the box. The churchwarden stem can be cleaned gently with a long wire, and the bowl can be cleaned by burning it with a residue-free heat source - a gas flame from a stove, inside a self-cleaning oven, or a butane lighter flame work well. Clay will develop a dark patina as it is smoked, which can also be removed by burning.
Made by Royal Goedewaagen in Gouda, Netherlands.