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Unsmoked Michael Lindner Handmade A2 Classic Fat Author

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Michael Lindner creates around 100 beautiful pipes per year, running the gamut from perfectly-executed billiards to artistic, flowing Blowfish.  Starting with briar from the same source that Teddy Knudsen utilizes, Michael air-cures his wood a minimum of three years before working it.  This ensures an effortless break-in, and in our personal experience Lindner Pipes tend to be very forgiving in their smoking characteristics.  German ebonite and brindle rod stock is used to create the handcut stems, and all the pipes are completely handmade.  The engineering is spot-on, and Michael says he will not make a pipe that won’t pass a pipecleaner easily.  The bowl coatings are completely neutral in flavour and still allow the wood to absorb the moisture of the smoke.  Whether you collect the classics, or you prefer the avant-garde, every Lindner will smoke effortlessly, day in, day out.  

This particular Lindner shape is a classic:  The Author.  Not quite a bent apple, not quite a Rhodesian, the Author is a shape that not many people do anymore, although it certainly was a popular shape 50+ years ago.  The Dunhill Quaint "CK" and the Sasieni Ashford, to name just two, are perfect examples of the shape.  This particular example has some of the most fine angel-hair straightgrain I've ever seen on a piece; only a bit of wash into birdseye on the front of the bowl kept this from being an AA Grade.    Stained in "Sunburst Orange", the dark and light grain stand in fine contrast as it wraps around the bowl.  The stem is handcut, of course, this time from German Ebonite.  The slightly chamfered rim and the heel are awash in tight, lovely birdseye.  There are one or two pinprick-sized sandspots and you can only really find in very strong light and with the aid of magnification.  Overall, this is an absolutely magnificent piece.  This piece is graded "A2", which is a middle grade for smooth pipes, at the middle pricepoint for the A grade.

Markings read: michael lindner, handmade usa, A, 2 (in a circle), 2012. Measurements:  5 1/2" long, bowl is just over 1 3/4" wide and 1 5/8" tall. The chamber is .82" across and is 1.25" deep. The weight is 64 grams. About a Dunhill group 4 in capacity.


10 out of 10. Unsmoked and perfect; complete with guarantee card and leather pouch.

SORRY, THIS PIPE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR OUR 30 DAY "TRY IT OUT" GUARANTEE FOR SELECT UNSMOKED BRANDS, but CAN be returned, unused, within seven days.  For more information, please see our "Return Policy" page.


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