The Capercaillie

By Ramon Planas



When I cut my briarwood I’m thinking about the pipe I like to carve. In this case you can see it leaning at an angle of the top of the bowl.

Freehand with egg shape, handcarved without any lathe. Beautiful grain of a well dried and seasoned briar from the forest hills surrounding the Mediterranean sea in Barcelona. 

The capercaillie cock engraving makes this a very special pipe. Acrilyc colored mouthpiece with a teflon tenon, without filter.

I sign all pipes with my trade mark brand: a little circle piece of “antalis” ( a genus of tuck shell) and Mediterranean red coral inside.


Length: 180 mm

Height: 70 mm

Bowl depth: 45 mm

Bowl diameter: 20 mm

Weight: 107 gr


This pipe reminds me to:

CAPERCAILLIE (tetrao urogallus) also known as the wood grouse and heather cock, is the largest member of the grouse family. The species shows extreme sexual dimorphism, with the male twice the size of the female. Found across Eurasia, this ground-living forest bird is renowned for its mating display. The worldwide population is categorized  as “Least concern” by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). 

Capercaillie pipe by Coral Pipes

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