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Brigham Pipe of the Year 2023

Sale price$329.90

Introducing the Brigham Pipe of the Year 2023, the latest addition to our exclusive pipe collection. Made with the finest materials and expert craftsmanship, this pipe offers smooth draws and a uniquely stylish design.

Established in 1873, the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) served as a Canadian paramilitary police force with the mandate to maintain order in the newly acquired Canadian North-West Territories (NWT). This responsibility arose following the 1870 transfer of Rupert's Land and North-Western Territory from the Hudson's Bay Company, amidst the aftermath of the Red River Rebellion, and as a response to the prevalent lawlessness exemplified by the Cypress Hills Massacre and concerns about potential United States military intervention.

Functioning in a hybrid capacity that encompassed military, police, and judicial roles, the NWMP adopted a structure reminiscent of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Opting for a compact and agile police force was a deliberate strategy to mitigate potential tensions with both the United States and First Nations. Notably, the NWMP uniforms featured red coats, a symbolic nod to British and Canadian military attire.

The 2023 Brigham Pipe of the Year, designed as a nod to the iconic Stetson hat, features a distinctive pewter Mountie pipe tamper. This exclusive pipe is a limited edition, with only 120 units crafted.

"The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish"

William Makepeace Thackeray

Julius Vesz is one of the world’s premiere pipe makers and has been perfecting his craft for close to 60 years. He maintains a supply of centuries-old briar that has been accumulated since the 1960s. Julius is renowned for using aged root briar.

This briar root died and remained untouched for hundreds of years before it was dug out of the ground, enabling it to dry and age naturally. Pipes created from this unique and rare material offer a cool, smooth smoking experience.