Sherlock Holmes + Calabash Pipe

I was flabbergasted to discover that the original Sherlock Holmes never actually smoked a Calabash Pipe. It was all a theatrical stunt which brought this infamous image of Sherlock Holmes smoking a Calabash Pipe to the forefront (read below). Sherlock Holmes Calabash Pipe Sherlock Holmes’s character, some say, was based on his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle enjoyed smoking a pipe or two and passed on this hereditary habit to his created character, Sherlock Holmes. It was also common for actors playing a character who smoked to use a Calabash Pipe because it was easier for the audience to see because of its size. And this is where the connection between Sherlock Holmes and the Calabash Pipe began.

Book cover with image of Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle - Creator of Sherlock Holmes

Meerschaum Calabash Pipe

Meerschaum Pipe - CALABASH


Butz Choquin Calabash Pipe

Butz Choquin Calabash Tobacco Pipe

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