Can I custom order a Ligne Bretagne? The short answer is no. Ligne Bretagnes are made production-style to help keep the costs down and aren’t really budgeted to allow for lots of back-and-forth on shapes and finishes.
Can I custom order a Halloween Pipe? No, those are made in original designs only. They’re our purest “flights of fancy”.
Where can I find your pipes in shops? Other than occasional estate pipes, we do not sell through shops and only sell direct.
Where do you get your briar? We use briar from a variety of sources cultivated over our twenty+ year history. Briar is chosen per pipe based on the needs of the project and the desired quality, smoking characteristics, and even flavor.
Which shows do you attend? We often attend the Richmond, VA CORPS show and sometimes the NC TAPS show. We generally stick to shows that are close enough to drive to.
How can I get notice of when you have new pipes available? Join our email list! We send regular notices of major updates to our catalog. We do not send spam or share your information.
Do you offer training or apprenticeships? Yes, via the Pipecarver Help membership tier of our Patreon page. There we offer three training slots per month to beginning & hobbyist pipemakers looking for critiques, help, and tips on improving their work and process. For more information on how this works, and on Patreon in general, please see our blog post, “What is Patreon?“
Do you take payments on pipes? Our checkout system has a credit application option if you wish to schedule payments on your purchase.
Do you do pipe repairs? Only on warranty issues on our own work, which thankfully is not often a problem.
Do you sell briar, stems, rod stock, or other pipemaking supplies? No. I recommend Steve Norse at Pimo Pipecrafting for all your supply needs.