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Falcon Pipes

The Falcon pipe was created in 1936 by a American engineer Kenly Bugg, his idea was to use a metal stem to create a cool dry smoke and feature a removable briar bowl which can be screwed on or off.

When used, the smoke is drawn through a hole in the bottom of the bowl into the metal humidome below where the moisture collects, creating a dryer smoke. The smoke is then cooled as it passes through the metal stem. As the bowls are removable, they can be unscrewed during smoking to remove any moisture in the humidome and then screwed back on to continue smoking. 

Being mostly metal, Falcon pipes are very easy to clean. The bowl is removed and cleaned like any other briar pipe, the stem can be cleaned with a pipe cleaner like any other pipe and the humidome can just be swabbed out with an alcohol soaked cloth.

Production of the pipes were limited after creation in 1936 by World War 2, then in 1949 George Hunt took over the production and marketing  and by 1954 6 million pipes had been sold in the USA alone. By 1961 production began in England and shortly after Alco and Brentford was launched but by 1979 the Brentford was withdrawn from the market. One of the most popular ranges created by Falcon was created in 1977, the Falcon International. These pipes all featured a removable mouthpiece and filter.

Most Falcon pipes which are in circulation today were produced in Britain, currently there are over 44 million pipes and that number will continue to grow as the need for Falcon pipes are still high. The superb ‘Falcon System’ means that a pipe can last a lifetime with regular maintenance and still create a cool smoke. As many consumers have different tastes, Falcon has created many different briar bowls to suit everyone's style which are interchangeable with the pipe.

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Written by Oliver Partington

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