Christmas is near !!!
The time of the year when we start looking for Christmas present is drawing closer and closer by the day and just in case you have not bought yourself that special present which will be addressed as comming from Santa himself, I have a few very special pipes for you :-)
During the last month I've been very lucky and had a good run, with briar of excelent grain and quality. Therefore I was able to carve few very nice pipes and all in time to be posted for Christmas delivery.
I am listing few bellow for you to look at and I hope you will like what you'll see...
It's all in the lines...
I just love the flowing lines in a pipe and I named this shape Liquid Bulldog while I was working on it becouse the lines just flow like water from one shape to next.
It is rather large pipe and chubby at that, hence the Bulldog part of the name. The stem is hand cut Cumberland and balances the pipe nicely.
The grain is really something on this pipe and the large surface of the right side shows it best, but the grain is stunning all around. And there are plenty of birds eyes on the top as well, so your eyes will have a feast on this pipe :-)
The shape fits very well into my left hand, the thumb slots into the curved recess and the pipe is easy to hold and well balanced for its size.
The tobacco chamber is coated with my Charcoal/Pumice fromula for extra protection and ease of break-in.
Each time I carve of of the pipes with flowing shape I really enjoy the experiance and promiss myself to cut some more, but as you can imagine the complex shape takes lots of time, but I'll do my best to experiment some more in the future.
So what to say apart that this is stunning pipe and you need to see it in person, to hold it, to appreciate it fully, and no doubt to fell in love with it...
Pipe with a style...
This is a really nice pipe with beautiful cross grain and light as a feather.
Cut from Italian Plateaux and fitted with black Acerylic stem with white Acrylic flange which helps with transition between bowl and stem. Tenon is cut from white Delryn for smooth fit and the draw is open.
The inside of the bowl is coated with my Charcoal/Pumice formula for extra protection and ease of break-in. The bowl has good tobacco capacity and should give you at least an hour of smoke.
There are plenty of birds eyes at the back of the bowl, top of the shank and bottom. There is small sand pit which was stabilized and which you might not even find and the price was adjusted for this.
I am happy with the way this pipe has turned out and it is indeed fine "Signature Extra" pipe which is light, well balanced with great grain nice contrast. Gem for your collection...
Love on first sight...
This is very nice medium size Freehand pipe in "Signature Extra" class with natural Plateaux top. Straight grain is very tight on the right hand side where I flatened the bowl and the pipe is fitted with hand cut stem cut from high quality German Ebonite. The pipe has generous bowl capacity and yet is very light and well balanced...very elegant pipe indeed...
Classic in a new coat...
Stunning straight grain, acrylic stem + tamper
After all day work on this small size Freehand which was going to be high class "Signature" pipe, I did hit a sand pit :-( However this pipe has a simply stunning straight grain to be ignored or sandblasted. As you know I do not fill my pipes with a putty of any sort, if there is a small sand pit, it is stabilized, so it will be as hard as the briar and smooth. I do put strict limitation on what size and shape of sand pit I will allow in my pipes, so please do not worry about this one too much. As the pipe will develop darker patina, the pit might disapear altoghether.
The straight grain is even all around the bowl, and the shank extention is from Corugara Burl, and the tamper from the same Corugara Burl is included in the set. The pipe is fitted with black Acryli stem with the white Delryn tenon and the bowl has Charcoal/Pumice coating inside it for an extra protection and ease of break-in.
If you can live with the sand pit, this pipe is a genuine bargain. I have set the price just bellow the "Signature" price range, plus the cost of the tamper.
Light as a feather, exiting straight grain, shank extention and matching tamper...all in all beautiful evening pipe
Own a part on NZ paradise...
New Sea Shell shape sandblast, hand cut stem...
New shape based on native New Zealand sea shells and sandblasted for stunning effect. This pipe was design to be blast from the start, the shape and two tone color in black over brown working well together creating natural ahell finish.
Long hand cut black Ebonite stem gives the pipe just the right amount of balance and will provide you with nice cool smoke.
The bowl is coated with Pumice/Charcoal formula for easy first smoke faster cake build up.
I trust you will find the new range of sandblasts refreshing addition to your collection and great pipes to smoke...
Last of Hodulas still available...
There are still few Hodula's available and some, such as this small Bulldog are well priced gems. So if you are looking for reasonably priced pipe which will provide you with good smoke, then look no further...
Order now for guaranteed Christmas delivery...
The time is running fast and if you would like to receive pipe from me in time for Christmas you'll need to place your order no later then 10th of December. There is still chance you might get your order in time but you will have to take your chance as post office will be very busy few days before the holidays...