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I've carved three Blowfish pipes recently, one is spoken for and the Neptune turned out to be best of the bunch by far...best Blowfish pipe I've ever carved :-)

I used Italian Plateaux and the pipe is light and very well balanced. Both sides of the bowl are covered in tight birds eyes and the rest in cros grain, the effect is just stunning.

Stem is hand carved from Cumberland and fitted with solid Sterling silver band. I finished the pipe in Walnut to match the color of the stem.

It is one of the pipes I do not want to part with in a hurry, and there will be one very happy pipesmoker enjoying Neptune for many, many years, and that alone brings my lots of satisfaction, knowing that someone somewhere will get pleasure from my work...
Size 49x39x152mm
Chamber Diameter 21mm dia, 42mm deep, Pumice/Charcoal
Color Walnut
Finish Carnuaba wax
Stem Black Ebonite with Sterling silver band
Filter None

Sorry this pipe has been sold. I'm now semi-retired, but if you absolutly must have a pipe like this for your collection please email me and I'll be happy to quote you a price for this particular pipe.

I would appreciate your comments either on my pipes or my site as this is the only way I can improve my craft and service. Click here to add your comments about this pipe.

Gayl A. Liebman
Hoffman Estates, IL

I recently purchased this pipe from Jan, making it the 10th one I own of his, but this piece is the most extraordinary of all. The birdseye on both sides of the bowl is superb. The Neptune far surpasses the Bo Nordh Snail I once owned, both in smoking quality and craftsmanship. I am delighted to have it in my collection.

Walter Schäppi
Mönchengladbach, Germany

Dear Jan

Rather casually I've visited your website. Astonishing to me what I could see. My compliments. Luckily I shall come over to NZ next Feb/March. So a visit to Nelson (within the wonderful Marlborough Sounds) is already a MUST. I am delighted in having this opportunity to get to know you personally. It seems that I've already been captured by one or two favourites (Neptune Superia and Zara), but we will see.
Good luck and best wishes, kindest regards, yours

Walter Schäppi