The Jolly Roger was a notorious flag of piracy. Now, we get to enjoy the free spirited attitude shared by those that flew it. The Jolly Roger Tobacco Pipes, crafted by German master pipe carver Roger Wallenstein, offer you unique styles that are unlikely to be replicated.
As we said above, the Jolly Roger tobacco pipe brand was inspired by the flags flown by pirates. These flags varied from pirate to pirate, with no two captains flying the same one. This was useful for us to recognize the different buccaneers on the seas at the time.
Most flags had a variation of similar looks. Usually, you would see some combination of a skull, swords, and bones. Some of the most recognizable are the flags flown by John "Calico Jack" Rackham and the notorious Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.
The "Calico Jack" flag actually is still used today, now though by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. They've taken a little artistic license with it, adding a football for example, but the skull and crossed swords remain the same as when John Rackham terrorized the Caribbean.
Bellamy's skull and crossed bones flag also find their use today and is usually considered the most popular style of the pirate emblem.
Great for collectors, you are not likely to find a tobacco pipe that looks like the ones made by Roger Wallenstein. His ideas, designs, and craftsmanship have become world renowned. There are not many tobacco pipe artisans that can match his imagination.
This brand of tobacco pipe was inspired by the adventures, legends, and attitude of the pirate realm. Each line pays homage to either a notorious pirate or the hazards of life in the Caribbean. From Tortuga to Buccaneer each pipe in this family speaks to those of us who at one time or another coveted the pirate lifestyle.