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It's been a long time...

I must say it's been a long time since my last Newsletter and it surely proofs the theory that "times flies". It went rather fast for me, starting with X-mas holidays, followed by our kids visit and then I seemed to be busy carving couple of batches of pipes for the shops.

But all that is behind me and I had time to carve few nice pipes and I hope you'll like them...




Trilobite "Signature"
Wine glass shaped "Groovy" Bulldog...
Went fosil hunting again...

And came up with another "Trilobite" this time in Signature class. It's the shape of tall wine glass, the grain is great and the top is covered with gorgeous birds eyes. And the pipe is clean with not a pit in sight :-)

I must say that I am string to like the effect of colored stems in pipe design. If applied correctly and to the right pipe shape they certainly look good and provide the extra excitement and element of beauty especially important to younger pipe smokers. I think if we as pipe makers like to retain or even expand the current market, the younger pipe smokers will play increasingly large part in that strategy.

The dark blue Acrylic stem is hand cut, features white Delryn tenon for smooth fit and has a thin white line running trough it. The large black Acrylic flange ease the transition between the bowl and the stem.

Inside the bowl was coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula for extra protection ans ease of break-in.

This is a large pipe and with deep grooves for extra cooling will provide you with comfortable and pleasant hold and cool smoke...




Bueno
Blowfish with Cumberland stem...
Been fishing...

Well not literally, but have spent time carving couple of Blowfish pipes and "Bueno" is one of them.

Fine looking Blowfish shaped pipe fitted with hand cut Cumberland stem. Orange over Black contrast nicely with the coloring in the Cumberland stem and the bowl has plenty of birds eyes and cross grain. Again the tenon is white Delryn for smooth action.

Inside of the bowl has been coated with Pumice/Charcoal formula for ease of break-in and an extra protection.

Nice "Signature" class pipe for the price which will not break your pocket...

PS: While writing this Newsletter the "Bueno" found it's new home in Chile and I trust will bring lot's of joy and happiness to its new owner





Carola
Blowfish with Acrylic stem...
The second catch...

The second Blowfish is also great, sporting lot's of birds eyes and some cross grain.It is fitted with hand cut colored Acrylic stem. It is finished with my new Chocolate stain and I selected the Acrylic colors of Coffee Pearl with red line to match. I think the effect is pleasing to the eye...

It started it's life as another Signature class pipe but at the end did not quite get there, hence the hand cut stem and white Delryn tenon, so if you always wanted good quality pipe for less then premium price, than this is a pipe for you...






Terralis "Extra"
Cross grained beauty with Acrylic stem...
An evening magic...

I love this pipe and its almost Classic shape, while still retaining some Freehand magic. This is a very nice Evening Pipe or pipe for that special time out.

The cross grain is simply stunning and the pipe is fitted with extra long Acrylic stem sporting white Acrylic flange. Of course the white Delryn tenon helps with the smooth insertion of the stem,and the chamber is again coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula.

Nice Signature "Extra" pipe which will bring you years of pleasure and satisfaction...




La Luna "Extra"
Straight grain, hand cut stem, beautiful pipe...
For the astronomer in you...

Another Signature "Extra" pipe with magic of its own. Straight grain, unique shape, balance and good looks, what more you can ask.

I do enjoy more and more carving pipes with flowing shape and you will see more and more of them coming out of my workshop in the future.

Fitted with black Ebonite stem this pipe will be a pleasure to smoke...




Natalie
Small brandy glass "Signature" with great grain...
Filtered Brandy...

The smaller sized pipe in Brandy glass shape with lovely straight grain and fitted with black Acrylic stem. This is a only filtered pipe I've carved for some time, so if you are using filters this is the pipe for you.

White Delryn tenon is drilled out to take 9mm filters and the chamber is coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula.

Classic shape in Signature class...




Casanta
Eight sided bowl, nice grain and hand cut Camberland stem and great price...
For the Bargain Hunter...

It is a puzle for me to see that this pipe is still here so I've reduced the price from already low $285 to $250 :-)

This pipe was destine to be a Signature class pipe, it has good straight grain and hand cut Cumberland stem, but during the final sand few small sand pits popped out. Therefore the rusticated carving on the front of the bowl...

But for my money, it's a beautiful pipe and will smoke like a dream, so if you want a BARGAIN very close to Signature quality, be fast as I feel this pipe will finely move...


Trip to Europe...

Well I'll be taking bit of a spell from my carving as we are due to depart for Europe straight after the Easter Holidays.

The time has come again to go and stock up on my pipe making supplies and to catch up with my friends and perhaps make a few new once :-)

Even thought that we are flying via US and will spent few days in and around San Francisco, the Chicago Pipe Show is as elusive as ever and the timing and the extra expense just wont make the trip possible. I need all my money for the supplies...so Chicago perhaps next time.

Talking about the money, I must thank you all for your generous support during the last year and if you are in the position and need to buy a new pipe before our departure on 10th of April, your contribution will be very much appreciated and the money be put to good use of extending my carving when I come back in five months time.

Please order pipes available from my site even in my absence, they will be dispatched with the help of my friend and the orders which can not be completed will be rewarded when I come back...thank you all.




Smoke in peace.

Jan Zeman
Pipe Maker


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Season's Greetings !!!
Introducing Jan Kloucek
Been fishing...
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New stems...
New DVD
Briar...does it breathe
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