Common Pipe Shapes

Here is a listing of some of the more common pipe shapes and styles.

  • Apple: A true classic pipe shape with a round or spherical bowl.
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    • Squat: A shorter version of an apple shape.
  • Author: This classic shape has a squat apple bowl with a wide stem and shank at a deeper bend.
  • Belge: A slim, elegant design with a slim round bowl tilted forward.
  • Billiard: One of the most common styles, this pipe has a round and tall bowl even in proportion with the shank.
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  • Brandy Glass: An unusual shape that has a bowl in the shape of a brandy glass.
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  • Bullcap: This unusual shape has a bowl similar to a bulldog, without the lines, and is tilted forward.
  • Bulldog: A true classic shape, this pipe is most recognized by the line which rings the cap of the bowl.
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    • Rhodesian: A bulldog with a squat bowl.
  • Calabash: A pipe with the chamber constructed from the African Calabash Gourd, and a bowl of clay, meerschaum, or briar.
  • Canadian: A classic shape consisting of a round billiard bowl and a long briar shank.
  • Cherrywood: Similar to the poker in shape but with an evenly round bowl reminiscent of a corn-cob.
  • Chimney: A tall, cylindrical bowl with a smaller diameter.
  • Churchwarden: May be any shape of bowl but with an 8″ or longer stem.
  • Dublin: A classic shape with the bowl tilting slightly forward.
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  • Freehand: A class of pipe shapes that are not classically defined.
  • Horn: A pipe either (1) shaped like a horn or (2) with a conical bowl often slightly tilted forward.
  • Liverpool: A Canadian bowl with a wider shank and a longer stem.
  • Lovat: A Canadian bowl and shank with a shorter stem.
  • Oom-Paul: A tall cylindrical bowl with a full bend.
  • Panel: A pipe with a bowl that has flat panels in the front, back, and sides.
  • Poker: This pipe has a cylindrical bowl with a flat bottom.
  • Pot: A truly classic shape with a shorter, wide round bowl.
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  • Prince: This distinctive shape has a squat apple bowl with a slight bent stem.
  • Topper: Similar to the Woodstock but with a slimer bowl.
  • Woodstock: This shape has a round bowl that is tilted forward.
  • Zulu: This unusual shape has a horn bowl that is tilted forward and a wider, bent stem.