The House Sparrow
Freehand with a classical shape hand carved without any lathe.
Beautiful straight grain across and briar skin wood all around.
Acrylic brown colored mouthpiece with a teflon cone, without any filter.
Wood inlays are made of sabina albar (juniperus thurifera) and the thin one is cork bark (quercus suber).
I sign all my pipes with my trade mark brand: a little circle piece of “antalis” (a genus of tusk shell) and Mediterranean red coral inside.
This pipe reminds me to…
…house sparrow (passer domesticus), a bird of the family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world.
The house sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and can live in urban or rural settings, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands and deserts away from human development.
The male has a dark grey crown from the top of its bill to its back. It has black around its bill, on its throat, and on the spaces between its bill and eyes.