Apparently, Keyser pipes were London made pipes especially created for the South African (farmer) market; to be sturdy and hard, able to withstand harsh conditions. I was given 3 by someone who doesn’t smoke – it was his Grandfather’s. Keyser pipes doesn’t come in a great variety of shapes or designs – plain and simple – three sizes bent and maybe one or two others.
The other interesting thing about Keyser is their patented feature – aluminium condensing chambers in the shank and mouthpiece and the protruding aluminium tubes from shank and mouthpiece. As there is no connection between these tubes, moisture is trapped in the two chambers keeping it away from the burning plug and help prevent a damp, odorous plug (the “dottle”) being left behind after smoking.
You either love them or hate them – a good following in South Africa but unheard of in the rest of the smoking community. Can’t complain with the smoke of any of them – good smokers but not exceptional.