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New friend and carver...

Well I had a great time in Europe and during our travels met with few new carvers who also become my friends. One of these is Jan Kloucek from Czech Republic.

He works from rather large workshop in small village close to Prague. Jan has considerable experience and is well known for his unique and high quality hand made pipes not only in his native Czech Republic but also abroad.

His pipe design is amazing, with high level of details and very nice stem work. All pipes are hand made and some include hand cut stems as well, both in Ebonite and Acrylic.

He is proud of his knowledge of both, briar and carving techniques and strives for perfection in all his designs.He pays an extra attention to grain and turns to architecture and nature for most of his design inspirations. His philosophy is that exclusive pipes should bring pleasure and satisfaction to even the most demanding pipe smokers.

His grades are VO, VS, XO, VSOP from which VSOP is the highest grade.

His pipes are as unique as they are beautiful and I am proud to be able to bring his pipes to you, and I know you will love them and enjoy them as much as I do...

The above pipe, Kloucek 01 is simply stunning, displaying beautiful straight grain around the bowl and simple lines of timeless Classic,,, must be seen to be fully appreciated...


Freehand with a bend...

This is beautiful Freehand with some great grain on the side of the bowl and interesting shape, featuring bent stem desing. Well balanced pipe and sure head turner. It is fitted with Acrylic stem...and of course should smoke like a dream...

This is a XO class pipe.


Twist and turn...

Freehand with a twist or should I say knot :-) This is certainly shape which will start few people thinking and it is the first pipe I've come across to be carved to this particular design. It has nice grain as well and is fitted with hand cut Acrylic stem in ivory color with some interesting black stripes.

It is well balanced and if you hold your pipe in left hand, will fit you like a glove...and the pipe is in VSOP class...


Simply stuning...

Another stunning pipe, this time in offset square shape and just look at the grain. Even straight grain all around the bowl and even more noticeable because of the four sided shape.

The pipe is fitted with Acrylic stem and is aslo in VSOP class...


More Hodula's added...

I've received new batch of Pavel's pipes and as usual there are some very nice pipes in there.

This particular pipe is a 1/4 bent with an excellent grain and is fitted with black Vulcanite stem...beautiful pipe...





Nice and solid...

Medium size chubby 1/2 bent pipe in typical Hodula style. This pipe would make ideal outdoor pipe with its solid design and feel...





50/50...

Great combination of smooth and rustic finish is evident on this lovely slightly bent Apple shaped pipe. Good grain on the upper half of the bowl is nicely offset with earthly rustication...I love it.

There are many more of Pavel's pipes on my site, so if you have the time, go and check them out, you might find one or two which will speak to you and as always, they are good value for the money...


Back in the workshop...

Well all good things must come to the end and so did my time in Europe and Japan and I must say I am happy to be back at my bench. I still need to finish few overdue back orders, but you should see some new pipes to be posted shortly...so keep an eye on my site from time to time and I thank you all for your support while I was away.


Smoke in peace.

Jan Zeman
Pipe Maker


Past Newsletters
News from the workbench...
Special offerings...
Season's Greetings !!!
Introducing Jan Kloucek
Been fishing...
Season's Greetings...
New Hodula's
New Pipes
New stems...
New DVD
Briar...does it breathe
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