Churchwarden pipes generally produce a cooler smoke due to the distance smoke must travel from the bowl to the mouthpiece. They have the added benefit of keeping the user’s face further away from the heat and smoke produced by combustion in the bowl.
Long ago, churchwarden pipes were made of clay and were common in taverns, and sometimes a set of pipes would have been owned by the establishment and used by different clients like other service items (plates, tankards, etc.).
Churchwardens pipes were reputedly named after churchwardens who used to put their pipes’ long stem out of the church windows so they could smoke in church.
Made in Italy. All sizes are approximate and may vary.
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