The pipe you see is the pipe you get.
At Smokingpipes.eu, every single briar or meerschaum pipe is photographed individually. The pipe you see, quite literally, is the pipe you get. This means that well over a thousand photographs are taken and published on the website each and every week. Many of the pipes we put on the site each week also receive 'white-glove' videos for an even more detailed look at the pipe. Why all the effort? Because pipes are unique and deserve to be presented that way. Buying a pipe is an intensely personal experience. You should be able to make the best informed decision possible about your new pipe! Below is a video of the process.
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