I've mentioned before that I find this size pipe a little small for my liking, and as I was staging this I decided to put the entire family into the picture.
The middle row starts with the Country Gentleman, the Patriot, the Diplomat. Let's skip the bottom pipes for a moment and head back to the top right row. First is the Great Dane Spool, follwed by the Great Dane Egg and finally the General.
Across the bottom from the left are the Freehand, the Smooth and Polished bent MacArthur and then the natural or "Neked" straight MacArthur.
There are a few more things to note:
- The bent Legend in the photo is one that I've been smoking for over ten years! It was once just as yellow as the straight one above it, but the "juice" from smoking has darkened it.
- Along the bottom are two natural, or "Neked" Diplomats. These are only available in small quantities in the Fall, as they require extra large cobs that are in very short supply. I included them here to show the range of color present in natural cobs.