The ring pipe... an unusual eBay find

Discussion in 'Metal Smoking Pipes' started by 1858remington, Sep 23, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. 1858remington

    1858remington Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,824
    As most of you are aware, I like strange pipes, so when I saw this little curiosity I just had to have it. The pipe has a briar screw on bowl and a removable ball to aid in cleaning. The pipes stinger is in an odd place, since it enters the bowl rather than being attached to the mouth piece. Since it is very sharp, care must be taken when packing the bowl. I almost wonder if it was designed this way to allow the pipe to be used as a weapon.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Monkey

    Monkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,121
    Better clean the blood off that shiv before you smoke it ;-)

    That is a pretty cool design for holding it.
     
    Eric Pierson, mitchell and Thuber88 like this.
  3. 1858remington

    1858remington Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    2,824
    I'm actually a little afraid to smoke it
     
    mitchell likes this.
  4. JKenP

    JKenP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    362
    If the fire reaches the stinger, I'd think it'd help increase heat and steam. That's hardly improving the experience.
     
    mitchell likes this.
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    17,057
    Yep... smoke a bowl, fend off attackers. Two-fer-one.
     
    Eric Pierson and mitchell like this.
  6. Preacher1611

    Preacher1611 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    3,144
    Pretty cool, I like it.
     
    mitchell likes this.
  7. Texhealer

    Texhealer Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2,291
    That's kinda cool, that is a vicious looking stinger though. :eek:
     
    mitchell likes this.
  8. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,296
    Beautiful.
     
    mitchell likes this.
  9. Tsalagi44

    Tsalagi44 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    936
    That is cool. Wow. That pipe reminds me of a set of brass knucks I have.:hbang:
     
    mitchell likes this.
  10. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,404
    And in the evening, after
    it's last smoke, you can
    play 'taps' on it.
     
    mitchell likes this.
  11. RodneyWT1180B

    RodneyWT1180B Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    529
    I missed seeing that one. Cool find! You could be right about the weapon part, but it seems a little awkward to me. Seems a heavy ring would do the job as well with no assembly time needed. Does the ball unscrew from the end for cleaning?
     
    mitchell likes this.
  12. Summit

    Summit Live Simply.

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,344
    Neat find. Now you need an umbrella that emits poison gas.
     
  13. noodle

    noodle Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
    Messages:
    784
    mitchell likes this.
  14. SmokeyJoe

    SmokeyJoe Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,054
    Every time I view your posts I feel like the Joker…"where does he get those wonderful toys?!"
     
    Smokey Tom and mitchell like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.