Bamboo pipes are known to be very light and easier to hold in one`s mouth compared to other briar pipes. However, the shank is fragile. To avoid damaging the bamboo we would like to share some advice that was offered to us by Mr Nagata.
- First, wait for your pipe to cool down after enjoying a long smoke.
- Firmly hold the end of the shank.
- Gently turn and pull the stem out of the shank.
This procedure should ensure the safety and longevity of your precious bamboo pipe.