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ABOUT MY PIPES...

My pipes are mostly made of briar. Although I don't use other materials as much, there are several pipes made of bog oak (morta), olivewood, 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, karelian birch, cocobolo, bocote or some other type of hardwood. Bamboo is also a great material, and I use it often, when pipe design allows such an intervention.

Briar, being a well known material, by its beauty and other features takes the first place among pipe making materials. The briar I use comes mostly from Italy, and then I also have a certain amount of blocks from Spain and a few blocks of Croatian briar, excavated from the Croatian islands. Croatian briar is much sweeter in taste than the other ones I work with.

Bog Oak (Morta) has become a popular material in pipe making in the last few years. Basically, Morta is fossilized wood, excavated from riverbeds or swamps where it has been lying for thousands of years. Here in Croatia we have a lot of sites where fossilized wood has been dug out. It has mostly been used for furniture and house furnishing. Morta pipes are beautifully black with interesting smoking capabilities and a great durability.

Olive is the other very important material that I use in pipe making. I have several olive pipes in my personal collection and I smoke them very often. Balkan mixtures together with Virginia tobaccos blend beautifully with olivewood, creating softer and milder smoke than having been smoked in briar, for example. The blocks of olivewood that I work with, come from Greece or Italy, and I have a certain amount of Croatian olivewood blocks, harvested in the coastal region of the Adriatic Sea.

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!

Tampers are well known tools, used for tamping tobacco while smoking. Sometimes I make batch of tampers just for the fun of it, and sometimes they come as a gift with some of my pipes. Usually the pipe and the tamper are made of the same material (for example if the pipe is made of briar and has a ring made of a deer antler, then the tamper will also be made of briar and deer antler). I make them freehanded and each of them is a unique piece, just as my pipes are. They come in all possible combinations, sizes and styles. If a pipe has a tamper that goes with it, then it is customary in the photo together with the pipe.


 

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Briar
Smooth broken egg

BOR GRADE PIPE

Smooth straight broken egg with killer grain

Length

150 mm

Height

55 mm

Weight

57 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

35 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

600€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted prince

Sandblasted straight prince in light colored morta

Length

150 mm

Height

45 mm

Weight

36 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

32 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

400€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted classic dublin

Sandblasted classic straight dublin

Length

140 mm

Height

53 mm

Weight

32 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

45 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

400€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandblasted bent dublin

Sandblasted bent dublin in contrast stain finish

Length

140 mm

Height

55 mm

Weight

38 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

35 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandblasted nosewarmer

Sandblasted nosewarmer with blue saddle stem

Length

110 mm

Height

- mm

Weight

- g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

- mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted dublin

Sandblasted dublin with multicolored saddle stem

Length

140 mm

Height

55 mm

Weight

45 g

Chamber diameter

20 mm

Chamber depth

36 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

400€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Smooth bamboo dublin

BOR GRADE PIPE

Smooth bamboo dublin with killer grain

Length

160 mm

Height

35 mm

Weight

39 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

25 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted straight egg

Sandblasted straight egg with saddle stem

Length

150 mm

Height

50 mm

Weight

45 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

45 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

400€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandbblasted tulip

Sandblasted tulip with smooth bowl rim and karelian birch shank end

Length

122 mm

Height

65 mm

Weight

54 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

45 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

420€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted egg

Sandblasted egg with black&white ebony shank end and dark turquoise saddle stem

Length

105 mm

Height

70 mm

Weight

45 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

46 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

460€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandblasted dublin

Sandblasted straight dublin

Length

160 mm

Height

55 mm

Weight

43 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

38 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

9mm

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandblasted dark dublin

Sandblasted straight dark dublin

Length

140 mm

Height

43 mm

Weight

29 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

36 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Smooth cross-cut dublin

Smooth cross-cut dublin with black&white ebony shank end

Length

140 mm

Height

43 mm

Weight

29 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

36 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Straight egg

Smooth straight egg with boxwood shank end and saddle stem

Length

140 mm

Height

- mm

Weight

- g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

- mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Rusticated egg

Dotterpipes signature rustication on this egg with orange saddle stem

Length

140 mm

Height

- mm

Weight

- g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

- mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted straight egg

Sandblasted straight egg with dark turquoise tappered stem

Length

150 mm

Height

- mm

Weight

- g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

- mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted bent egg

Sandblasted bent egg with turquoise stem

Length

150 mm

Height

- mm

Weight

- g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

- mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Smooth dublin

Smooth dublin in nature finish with orange stem

Length

140 mm

Height

45 mm

Weight

36 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

35 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

AVAILABLE

Price

400€

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted dublin

Timeless allure of a classic Dublin-shaped smoking pipe, crafted from a couple of thousand years old bog oak, its sandblasted finish accentuating the rich history embedded within, complemented by a fancy pink-colored stem fashioned from ebonite, for a perfect fusion of tradition and elegance.

Length

140 mm

Height

45 mm

Weight

35 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

40 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Smooth bent egg with karelian birch

BOR GRADE PIPE

Experience the exquisite allure of a Briar smoking pipe, featuring an elegantly curved egg shape with a sleek, contrasting black and orange finish, crafted and distinguished by the prestigious BOR stamp as a mark of its exceptional quality.

Length

140 mm

Height

43 mm

Weight

29 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

36 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Smooth straight freehand dublin with olive wood shank end

BOR GRADE PIPE

Showcasing a freehand Dublin shaped pipe with a striking black and orange contrasting finish, meticulously crafted and proudly distinguished by the BOR stamp, certifying its exceptional status as an extra grade masterpiece of nature and craftsmanship.

Length

112 mm

Height

60 mm

Weight

48 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

40 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted summer egg

Bent egg-shaped smoking pipe, adorned with a mesmerizing sandblasted finish, complemented by a stunning sea-colored bent stem crafted from ebonite, creating an exquisite and harmonious blend of form and function.

Length

120 mm

Height

70 mm

Weight

50 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

40 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandblasted freehand dublin

Alluring sophistication of a freehand Dublin-shaped smoking pipe, enhanced by a captivating sandblasted finish, and adorned with a striking turquoise-colored stem handcrafted from ebonite, creating a fusion of artistry and elegance.

Length

115 mm

Height

50 mm

Weight

45 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

35 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted nosewarmer with boxwood

Compact charm of a short nosewarmer smoking pipe, featuring a captivating sandblasted finish, accentuated by a fancy yellow-colored stem crafted from ebonite, while the shank end boasts the beauty of boxwood, creating a harmonious marriage of style and craftsmanship.

Length

120 mm

Height

42 mm

Weight

45 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

29 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Morta
Sandblasted nosewarmer with karelian birch

Embark on a journey through time with a short nosewarmer smoking pipe, its sandblasted finish revealing the ancient beauty of a couple of thousand years old bog oak, while a resplendent fancy blue and yellow-colored stem crafted from ebonite and a shank end made of exquisite Karelian birch harmonize to create a truly extraordinary smoking machine.

Length

105 mm

Height

45 mm

Weight

40 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

32 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Rusticated nosewarmer

DOTTERPIPES signature rustication technique, applied to a briar smoking pipe, offering both an exceptional smoking experience with its ample surface area and an eye-catching appearance that will be proudly held by its owner. Pink and yellow colored fancy stem acts like a cherry on a cake on this little smoking machine.

Length

105 mm

Height

40 mm

Weight

41 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

28 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Smooth freehand dublin

Presenting an exquisite freehand Dublin-shaped briar smoking pipe, crafted with a smooth finish and adorned with an alluring orange and black contrast coloring, while boasting a stunning deep turquoise ebonite mouthpiece for a touch of elegance.

Length

115 mm

Height

55 mm

Weight

55 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

38 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

 

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Briar
Sandblasted egg

Sandblasted egg with smooth bowl rim and pink/black swirled ebonite

Length

110 mm

Height

45 mm

Weight

30 g

Chamber diameter

19 mm

Chamber depth

37 mm

Airhole diameter

4 mm

Filter

no

Stem

handmade, ebonite

Availability

SOLD

 
       

 

 

 

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