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ABOUT MY PIPES...

My pipes are mostly made of briar or olivewood. Although I don't use other materials as much, there are several pipes made of bog oak (morta), strawberry tree, or some other wood in my collection. Most of my pipes are smoothly finished with glossy shine from carnauba wax. I use all kinds of exotic materials for pipe decorations, mostly deer antlers, horns, boxwood, cocobolo, bocote or some other type of hardwood. Bamboo is also a great material, and I use it sometimes, when pipe design allows such an intervention.

50 year old pipes are a limited series, drilled and roughly shaped over 50 years ago in a famous Cellini pipe factory in Chicago. The Cellini brand was known as Victory Pipe Craftsmen Association (which was their corporative name). The Cellini pipes were sold exclusively in the shop in front of the Cellini factory. Cellini pipes were famous all over the world, and can still be bought nowadays on the estate market at fairly decent prices. Those pipes are also very valuable to collectors. Store and factory were closed in the late 80's, shortly after the death of their founder Elliot Silber, and what was left were thousands of half finished stummels in many various shapes. The small amount of those stummels ended up in my workshop.
So, I do final drillings and shaping, sanding, staining, polishing. I make stems for them and the final result is amazing! The wood is beautifully dry and almost light red in colour, and they smoke wonderfully sweet. It would be a real shame thet they go to waste, after all - they are a part of history!

 

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Bamboo dublin with light brown ebonite stem

50-year old dublin shaped pipe with 4 knuckle bamboo and light brown handmade ebonite stem.

Length

150 mm

Height

42 mm

Weight

26 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

36 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth billiard with bamboo and horn

Smooth finished 50-year old pipe with two knuckles bamboo and horn ring
(see explanation for 50-year old pipe on the left)

Length

140 mm

Height

45 mm

Weight

34 g

Chamber diameter

20 mm

Chamber depth

34 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth straight briar pipe

Smooth pipe in natural color finish with acryl stem and deer antler ring

Length

150 mm

Height

49 mm

Weight

49 g

Chamber diameter

20 mm

Chamber depth

40 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

acryl

 
       

 

 

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Briar pipe with spalted maple ring

Very lite pipe in orange finish with decorative rings made out of acryl and spalted maple.

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Rusticated briar pipe in dark brown finish

Deep rustication on this featherlight pipe with stem made of acryl

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

acryl

 
       

 

 

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Smooth briar pipe in dark brown finish

Smooth briar pipe with pearl ring and ebonte stem

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth briar pipe in dark brown finish

Smooth briar pipe with decorative rings made of acryl and cocobollo

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth briar churchwarden pipe in brown finish

Decorative rings made of deer antler and ox horn

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth briar churchwarden pipe in brown finish

Decorative ring made of deer antler

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth briar pipe in golden contrast finish

Decorative ring made of bocote wood

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

ebonite

 
       

 

 

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Smooth briar pipe in nature finish

Stem made of vulcanite

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

vulcanite

 
       

 

 

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Dark brown finished pipe in smooth/rusticated finish

Stem made of vulcanite, ring made of deer antler

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

vulcanite

 
       

 

 

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Dark brown finished pipe in smooth finish

Stem made of vulcanite, ring made of deer antler

Length

- -

Height

- -

Weight

- -

Chamber diameter

- -

Chamber depth

- -

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

vulcanite

 
       

 

 

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