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I remember the first time when i saw my father lighting up his pipe, a smoke dense and sweet filled the space and I was drawn to its spell from that moment on.
Pipes from my workshop are inspired by classical shapes and fresh designs.
I carve freehand pipes only from highest quality materials, finest Plateau-Bruyère and some well dried Montenegrin Olive wood. The stem is hand cut by using finest German ebonite, cumberland or lucite rods stock. Most of my briar is ordered in bulk, while some is hand picked by myself and wherever the origin, all of my briar undergoes a thorough control.
I tend to work one pipe at a time, so that each pipe receives my utmost attention. Even the few standard shapes that I make are unique, I do not use templates in the creation of a pipe.
My tobacco chambers are tapered toward the bottom and hand sanded. Each draught hole is freehand drilled and must enter the tobacco chamber at the bottom center, or else can not leave the workshop. The pipe cleaner must be able to pass the pipe from the button of the stem to the bottom of the tobacco chamber without any disassembly.
Pipe carving is a subtle yet precise art that fully reflects the pipemakers personality in his work. Every single pipe out of my workshop is contemplated as a smoking instrument towards the discerning pipe smoker.
The Olive is a sturdy tree that grows slowly surrounded intense sea-mountain climate, a handpicked wood that adds subtle and sweet aromas to the tobacco.
We harvest olive wood from trees older than 500 years of age and dry some more for at least 5 – 12 years.