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Finally it's Mimmo's turn...

Since my return in 2004 I was storing batch of Plateaux purchased from well known Italian briar cutter Romeo Domenico, known to many as "Mimmo". I decided to season it well as they are very special blocks and they deserve the best treatment I can give them.

So I decided its time to carve some special pipes and I hope my friend Mimo will not be disappointed. Bellow is the result of first small batch carved from his Plateaux...




Angelika "Superia"
Stunning Freehand, shape and grain...
Mixing with the angels...

Well almost..."Angelika" is one angel of a pipe. Freehand with stunning grain and fitted with hand cut Cumberland stem with white Delryn tenon for smooth action.

Its double stained with Gold over Walnut and the result is very pleasing.

The bowl is coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula for extra protection and ease of break-in.

I wish I have more briar like that as it is pure pleasure to carve from it...




Resolution "Superia"
Stunning Classic, Acrylic stem...
Fine resolution indeed...

I don't think the straight grain gets much better then this. Thanks to "Mimmo's" cutting skill, the grain is evenly spread all around the bowl and the final result is awesome.

I double stain it to lift the grain even further and the pipe is fitted with Acrylic stem in Ivory color. The band is white Acrylic and the stem has white Delryn tenon for perfect fit.

The bowl is again coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula. The pipe is light and well balanced for its size...

It was a pleasure to carve this pipe and I hope someone will really enjoy it...




El Torro "Extra"
Stunning horned shape with grain to match...
The run of the bulls...

We like Spain and our last trip in 2004 was no exception. The country has special spirit in the air, mixture of fine dust and history and of course the famous run of the bulls adventure for these with strong legs and brave harts.

It was with Spain on my mind that I carved the "El Torro". Combination of cross grain and longer then usual stem to provide smoker with cool smoke sets this pipe apart.

Stained in dark overtones to match the mood it is one of my favorite pipes and I would be happy to add it to my collection...




Corinna
Nice Blowfish with plenty of birds eyes...
Been fishing again...

Well not realy, but the Blowfish is always pleasure to carve and the "Corinna" made my day as it turned out almost flawless. The birds eyes are great and plentiful and the hand cut stem in combination of German Ebonite and Acrylic worked out well.

Light pipe which fits well into once hand, and as any Signature pipe is fitted with the Delryn tenon and coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula.

If you've been waiting for a Blowfish, your wait is over, great pipe and reasonably price at that can be yours...




Pupurina
NZ snail, nice grain, stunning birds eyes...
Just add a hole...

Not as easy as "just add water" recipe, but close. Modification of original Pupurangi worked out well and I must say I like the finished result.

It's also smooth with nice cross grain and birds eyes on the top of the bowl. Long, hand cut stem will provide you with cool smoke and the pipe is very pleasing to the eye.

So if you'll be bit faster then a snail, this "snail" can be all yours...


Smoke in peace.

Jan Zeman
Pipe Maker


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