Favorite Pipe Brands
For a new smoker or a collector branching out into other lines, the large selection of tobacco pipes available can sometimes seem daunting. To help make it a little easier, scroll these visual examples of some of the most popular brands of smoking pipes. These examples do not represent the whole line, but provide a quick example of the aesthetic of different companies and makers. Scroll through and choose your favorite from top tobacco pipe brands. And remember, this is simply a starting point, exploring is half the fun...
Angelo and Dorelio Rivera, a father and son team, created Ardor Pipes in 1974. The company had plenty of earlier evolutions, but it wasn’t until the combination of the duo’s initials that created “Ardor” came into being that a middle-of-the-road product into the handcrafted artisan pipes we love the company for today. If artisan pipes are your thing, but spending thousands of dollars isn’t, an Ardor pipe could be just right for you.
The most beloved French pipe brand, Butz-Choquin, has been producing beautifully crafted pipes since 1858. It is difficult to choose a few BC pipes that are indicative of the line. Expect these to violate the “business-as-usual” of design with elegance and a flair for French fashion sensibility. Quality, affordability and style make this one of the most popular brands in our inventory.
The influence of Achilles Savinelli and his partnership with founder, Enea Buzzi, can still be seen today in this Italian brand’s design sensibilities. Today Brebbia pipes are created by a small dedicated team of less than 20 employees. These briar pipes have a reputation as comfortable smokers, at an affordable price point. They are a great choice for beginners.
Briar Boy Pipes are hand carved by fellow Floridian, Aaron Strange, in his small studio. Relatively unknown, Strange’s work is inventive and meticulous. Scoop up one of his affordable and creative designs while you can, because we expect them to be harder and harder to come by as his notoriety builds.
Consider Caminetto pipes the high-end jewelry of Italian tobacco pipes. They are made by one of the founder’s sons today, Robert Ascorti and represent some of the best in Italian design.
Made by hand in England, Castleford’s master craftsman, famous carver Colin Fromm’s genius is everywhere on these unique tobacco pipes.
Made by Chapuis-Comoy, the Chacom brand is a combination of two famous pipe families and their legacy. One of the most beloved French brands, these were the pipes that soldiers all over Europe (with the exception of Great Britain and Ireland) carried into battle.
The Comoy family is one of the most legendary in the briar pipes world. Chapuis Comoy is the most affordable line in this many-brand company’s arsenal. These are machine drilled pipes with simple natural grains. A great place for new smokers to start or for workhorse pipes for the outdoorsman.
Clay pipes are often used tasting today. But before the briar pipe took over these were the most common way to smoke. Often used in historical reenactments, a clay pipe will smoke hotter than briar, but will be completely clean, tasting only of the tobacco.
The most American of all our brands, Dr. Grabow pipes are made in The Blue Ridge Mountains. The company is more than 60-years-old and is named specifically to help give pipe smoking a softer image in the U.S. Choose your affordable Dr. Grabow pipe and get it with free shipping!
EWA Pipes Are made in St. Claude, France by the same company that makes Butz-Choquin. They are affordable briar pipes from a storied old brand. The first EWA pipes were carved in 1860 by Horace Waille and the brand nearly died out, before Denis Blanc saved it in 2000. Most of these pipes are small in stature and make a good choice for travel or work pipes.
Falcon pipes are some of the most interesting and utilitarian tobacco pipes around. With interchangeable pipe bowls and stems, the combinations are many and varied. Choose just one or two, or become a collector. These cool-smoking pieces are highly affordable, making it easy to make your seven day set!
Jobey pipes have some of the most interesting finishes around. Affordable and artful, smoking one of these pipes will get you noticed! Jobeys have a screw thread system connecting the stem and bit, so don’t try to pull them apart!
Joe Case hand carves his celebrated briar pipes in a basement studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Case Pipes are a modern example of the exciting artisan work coming out the USA right now. Known for his Dagner Poker and other unique shapes, his smoking pipes are expertly carved collectibles you’ll want more than one of.
John Aylesbury pipes are actually extra pieces from pipe makers all over Europe. What you’ll find in this line is always changing and always exciting!
One of the most popular Scandinavian pipe makers, Jorgen Nielsen hails from a pipe-making family. It shows in every Nielsen Handmade Pipe. Each pipe is unique, each is a treasure.
Fellow Floridian, Matt Van, is the newest thing to hit the artisan pipe scene by storm. We’re lucky to be the only retailer carrying his unique handmade pieces at this time. Choose a one-of-a-kind Matt Van Pipe at a perfectly affordable price point!
Affordable and traditional, Medico tobacco pipes feature a 6 mm filter and have a long tradition as the original American pipe brand.
Missouri Meerschaum corncob pipes are as American as apple pie...or Mark Twain, perhaps the most famous of all cob smokers. Choose one or start a collection, these American-made pipes are affordable and collectable.
Some of the most sought after smoking pipes by the younger generation of collectors, Scandanavian pipes by Erik Nording are free form and interesting, with a serious nod to the natural beauty of briar.
The new kid on the block, Old Dominion corncobs are made with a unique heirloom corn cob that is left over from the milling of one of America’s most sought after flours. Costing just a few dollars each, these make a wonderful tasting pipe or gift.
The name Owl comes from Steve Lavoice Jr’s inspiration for carving pipes--his grandfather. It’s the initials for “Older Warren Lavoice”. Owl Pipes are whimsical, unexpected and one-of-a-kind.
Lavoice Jr’s charming smokers make great gifts. Each one is packaged in a hand-painted keepsake box and includes unique surprises along with the unforgettable pipe.
Hand crafted in California, Paul’s Pipes are made by Artisan pipe maker, Paul Menard. Paul uses a wood lathe and shaping tools to hand make each of his special pieces. Paul’s smoking pipes are a wonderful example of the exciting new breed of American small carvers. Choose one of his highly individual pieces today and be a part of this emerging tradition.
We all know the slogan, “A thinking man smokes a Peterson pipe.” The Irish brand is one of the most beloved makers of briar pipes the world over. Pictured here are a few of the most traditional Petersons, but the line is so large and varied that there is something for almost everyone here.
Rinaldo pipes are hand carved and unique. The two brothers that make up the team are some of the most talented European carvers still working today. These unique pipes are sure to be in your collection for generations!
Matt Roussell studied under some of North America’s most celebrated modern pipe carvers. You’ll find his trade-mark style of light stain on sandblasted briar a treat. Roussell Pipes are extremely limited edition, as his meticulous approach to carving means that he produces only a few dozen new pipes each year. If you’re lucky enough to get one, you’ll prize it forever.
Rossi pipes are made by Savinelli and then stamped with the old and storied name. Choose one of these affordable Italian pipes and you’ll own something sure to be a classic.
Quality Italian briar meets the famously good taste of Italy’s designers in the Savinelli brand. Most Savinellis feature the famous Savinelli Balsa System, a unique wooden filter that absorbs impurities and moisture ensuring a cool and dry smoke.
You could call Sillem’s a dress pipe. Sleek, shiny and classic. These gentleman’s favorites will be a surprising addition to the collection of any pipe smoker who only thinks of Sillem’s as an accessories maker.
Many of the world’s greatest pipe carvers and designers have called Stanwell pipes home over the years. The formerly British-made brand is now produced in Italy, but the sensibilities of all those talents can be seen in every piece.
Before there was briar, there were Meerschaum pipes. Elaborately carved and highly collectable, Meerschaum has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last 20 years because many smokers believe it creates a more true tobacco state, because the vehicle for the tobacco is non-porous. Whatever your reason for buying, a Meerschaum pipe will look as cool on the shelf as it does when you smoke.
Germany’s most successful brand, Vauen pipes feature a 9 mm charcoal filter, known as the Dr. Perl to remove impurities and cool down the smoke. This system is extremely popular in Germany and gaining ground in America too.
Plenty of design savvy and a good eye for interesting combinations are hallmarks of Vuillard pipes. A favorite French brand.
Danish pipes designed with the sensibility of an artist, Winslow pipes are made by sculptor and painter Poul Winslow. Expect dramatic stains and convertible stems as a matter of course in Winslow’s work.
Considered the pipe of the working man for many years, Yello-Bole pipes are inexpensive and simple, with no unnecessary fuss.
Brands like Peterson and Savinelli often make limited edition pipes for holidays and special events. Find those here and get them fast. Once they’re gone, they are no more.
Need a special gift for the pipe smoker in your life? These gift sets are a perfect way to show your love with class.