William Gillette, as Sherlock Holmes in the play of the same title ~1899

The bent briar, often identified with Holmes, is alleged to have originated from Gillette’s preference of using the pipe on stage, as he was able to clench it easily between his teeth as he spoke. It, with the calabash, are the two most common pipes associated with Holmes. 


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    zomg, my Mom and I lived in Old Lyme! O.O
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    I’VE BEEN TO THAT CASTLE. And hiked in that Castle’s woods. My grandpa is from Old Saybrook.
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    Doyle himself mentions Holmes smoking a briar pipe in “The Man with the Twisted Lip,” so THIS bit, at least, should be...
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    THE ONLY SHERLOCK HOLMES YOU WILL EVER NEED, BITCHES.
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