Geiger Pipes

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Pictured bellow--Logo #17; Bowl type: 21mm Conical -0,83 inches; Airhole size: 4mm - 0,16 inches; Total weight: 40 grams; Bowl Height: 56mm - 2,2 iches; Tobacco hole depth: 46mm - 1,8 inches; Lenght of pipe: 138mm - 5,4 inches; Brior orgin: Italian Crosscut; Description: Another take on our ever popular signature shape, this one slightly taller than we usually make them. This shielded logo pipe has some dazzling Birdseye bout on the shank and shields tight and defined. Partly blasted shields. Shank ring in mammoth Ivory. Stem is hand cut out of high quality German ebonite featuring a delrin tenon and the usual sterling silver ring, this one in the “sun over the mountains “style Drillings are as usual spot on dead center.

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Pictured bellow-- Volcanic Virgin; Bowl type: 18mm Cylindrical; Airhole size: 4mm; Total weight: 32 grams!!; Bowl height: 35mm; Tobacco hole depth: 25mm; Lenght of pipe: 125mm; Briar orgin: Italian Plateaux; Description: A pipe for you clinchers who like the sensation of zero gravity. It has been a while since a volcano came out of the Geiger shop and lately the smaller delicate volcano versions have fallen very much to my liking. So what’s to say about this one. Tight nice grain going around the bowl and shank which I could not help but leave in a virgin finish even though it has 3 small spots. I love smooth unstained pipes and try to keep them like that whenever I can. The birdseyes on this pipe are not that defined and that is reflected in the price.. to some extent this is due to the fact that the pipe is not stained and it will enhance some with smoking. Stem is hand cut out of German ebonite with a delrin tenon.

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From Love's website:

My journey into pipemaking started back in 97 at the age of 20. After being a pipesmoker for a few years I wanted to try making one myself, not at all being aware of the different materials used in pipemaking I Used soapstone instead of briar and had so much fun in the process that I started to make pipes for friends all around the soapstone smoked hot and broke easily… As a present from a friend I received a hundred ebonite stems and a piece of briar and I quickly fell in love I came in contact with the American carver Trevor Talbert (being a great fan of his work) over the net, and started mailing him frequently with different questions regarding the making of pipes, got what books where available in the subject and learned a lot from all my mistakes, the more I got into making pipes the more I wanted to do it to contribute to this outdying craft.. My grandmother was a big fashion designer and I grew up with a stepfather who is a glassblower in Skagen so this comes pretty natural to me.. The summer of 2002 I Left the dusty unheated workshop, bought an old circus wagon an built my shop in it and invested in all the necessary masihinery to do serious work: a bandsaw a quality metal lathe and a beltsander .to learn the lathe I have been visiting Bengt Carlson and will continue doing so as I have such a good time being there.

The briar I carry is mostly the best Corsican plateaux dried for 3 years but my goal is to have 5 years dried briar soon. The tb hole is often drilled with a 19 or 20 mm cylindrical or a 17mm conical drill and the airhole is drilled with a 4mm drill. I use a beltsander to rough shape my pipes and do the detailing work with a dremel hand drill with different carving heads

The stems are made from high quality Italian ebonite blanks and colored acrylic (in the process of learning to handcut my own ebonit stems but will not sell till I'm satisfied with how they turn out) I work down the stems around the bite to 4 mm to make them comfortable to have in your mouth and reduce saliva. And spend many hours to get these to fit in harmony with the stummel. For shank extensions and stem rings I use exotic woods like pockenholtz and masur birch, stabilized wood also use bone and mammoth tooth.

As of yet I have no grading system for my pipes but price them in a range from 100-350 euro according to the grain. spots and sandpits and and after the grace of the shapes The pipes are put in a mixture of 96% pure alcohol and tobacco juice to give them a base coloring and a little taste therefor many of my pipes are "virgin" as I strive to give my customers as clean a smoke as possible All pipes are stamped Love Geiger Sweden and are polished using only paraffin oil Tripoli and carnauba wax Last but not least a thin layer of carbon is added to protect the pipes from burnout's this is a mild mixture that leaves very little taste to the smoke the same as Bo Nordh I put at least 20 hours of work into each pipe I make and strive to give customers good value for their money.

I consider myself a freehand maker first and foremost as no pipe I make is ever exactly the same,and most my designs are uniquely my own .I do some classic work or my own interpretations thereof but mostly like to be a little more daring .Living in the countryside my greatest inspiration is the grace of nature with all its shapes and forms . As i am still quite young and have many irons in the fire, music is also a great part of my life ,freinds and my girlfreind . But having life ahead of me I promise you many pipes to come.. Pipes a year 60-??

Love Geiger

Contact information: Tel: +46-44351196; Fax: +46-44320132

Snail mail:

 Love Geiger
 Sockenv 474
 29795 Degeberga
 Sweden 

Email: mailto:love@geigerpipes.com