This one of a kind hand-crafted pipe looks like it could have come right out of Middle-earth, with the One Ring sitting atop the bowl!
“Put that in your pipe and smoke it!”
Named ‘The Bruce’ by artist Jonathan Drake, this intricately designed pipe is just one of many to be found on his site Pipes by Design
Here is how the artist describes his work…
“The Bruce” was commissioned by a friend, and incorporates some of the same designs as the “OKC” and “Ivy.” The inscription around the rim is the same elvish inscription found on the “one ring” from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. “The Bruce” is a churchwarden briar, with an 8″ vulcanite stem.
Early in my pipemaking efforts I was mostly making pipes for myself or for friends. One of those friends, a man named Bruce, was influential in aspects of my intellectual development as well as pipe smoking philosophy. The Bruce features evlish-like roots wrapping up the bowl, and the One Ring around the rim. A lot has changed in my methods and abilities since this pipe, but it still remains a popular design, and one of my favorites.
Go HERE to see more of his hand-crafted pipe designs…
April 20, 2017