Pipe Brands / Makers

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Many dedicated collectors have worked to chronicle pipe brands and makers. It is a daunting and never ending task. Pipedia owes special thanks to J. Rex Poggenpohl for use of his 9/95 list of North American Pipe Makers in the 20th Century, with major contributions by: Tom Colwell, Gary Donachy, Tom Dunn, Bill Unger, and Herb Wilczak. Other sources include, Who Made That Pipe?, by Herb Wilczak & Tom Colwell, Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by Jose Manual Lopes, and Scandanavian Pipe Makers, by Jan Andersson. Many others have also made significant contributions and continue the work. Thanks to you all!

Featured Pipe, Rainer Barbi- Volcano
Featured Pipe, Jeff Gracik (J. Alan Pipes) - Zen Blowfish
Featured Pipe by Kent Rasmussen, courtesy Lars Kiel
Featured Pipe, Brad Pohlmann - Bulldog

Pipe brands and makers by location

It would be great to have an overview of the history of pipe making in each of these regions. Please feel free to contribute information to the individual sections. Many of the pipe makers still need bios or additional information and pictures (just click on them, and then select the Edit tab to add any information you have). Feel free to add other pipe makers you've a particular interest in or knowledge of. Please let me know if you need any help managing the wiki: mailto:sethile.pipes@gmail.com

We use the term Broken Pipe coined by Tom Dunn, and also used by Jan Andersson, to denote Pipe Makers who have passed on. (Translation of the commonly used French expression "Casser sa pipe")




Amiel Raoul Amiel

South Africa


du Preez Leon du Preez
Ebenhart's Handmade Pipes Ebenhart Botha
Jobert Johan Slabbert
Goussard Pipes Charl Goussard, Cape Town
Mattner William Mattner
Wesley's South African tobacconist chain
Jan Pietenpauw Jean du Toit, Pretoria
Piet Binsbergen Piet Binsbergen, Pretoria



Caveman brand of Kiko
Countryman Meerschaum pipes by Amboseli, also a series by Charatan
Kiko Kilimanjaro Pipe Company Ltd.
Fader's M/L Made for Fader's of Baltimore
Amboseli Maker of Calabash and Meerschaum pipes

The Americas



Bambi Pipes Gustavo Miguel Gonzalez
D'Capo Paolo Minotti
Luigi Pipes Luis Arbotto
Pipas Cassano
Pipas Piombo Pablo A. Piombo



Pipas Arguello MA Miguel Arguello



Bazzanelli Cachimbos Bazzanelli
Bertoldi Cachimbos Bertoldi
JCI Cachimbos JCI, discontinued
Larsan Larsan Indústria de Artefatos de Madeira
MarTelo Gustavo Cunha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Cachimbos Brasil Fábrica de Cachimbos Brasil, discontinued
Ranieri Cachimbos Ranieri, discontinued



Bell William and David Bell; 19th century clay pipe factory in Quebec
Blatter & Blatter Peter and Robert Blatter; Montreal, Can.
Briar Sweat & Tears/BST Todd Bannard; Carstairs, Alberta
Brig Canada
Brigham Pipes
Calich John Calich
Cats Paw Pipes Bill & Terri Weist
Colm Magner
Condina Guiseppe Condina
Craft Briar See Vesz Pipes, Julius Vesz; Toronto, Ont., Can.
Downie Pipes Stephen Downie
Fagan Mike Fagan
MacQueen Pipes Colin MacQueen
Magner see Colm Magner
McGrath John Hamilton McGrath
Olde World Fine Clays Stephen Bray
Paradis Pipes Paradis Brothers
Parks Pipes Michael Parks
Phillips Bill Phillips; Red Deer, Alberta
Pipes by Cody Perkins Cody Perkins
Pipes by Wolfgang Wolfgang Blazejewski
Rettalb Rettalb is an anagram of "Blatter"! Sub-brand, → Blatter & Blatter
Rocheleau Briar Pipes John Rocheleau
Seles Pipes Stefan Seles
Trypis Pipes Phillip Trypis
Vesz Pipes Julius Vesz
Wombaroo Pipes Marty Simm

Canadian pipe making is very individual. Some styles are very traditional, showing definite Old World roots, while others are heavily influenced by the Danish freehand movement.



Herrera Leonardo Herrera
Pipes JAS Juan Antonio Salhus
Pipas Ovejanegra Carlos Toro Urrutia



Chadwick brand sold in Mexico by company that also makes Lord Eden pipes?
Baritone Brand sold in Mexico?
Pipas de Cochera Roberto González González
Pipas Elo Elo Rojas

United States


American pipe making is heavily influenced by the European schools, although Asian aesthetics, at least as they play out in pipes, have also become a notable influence. In particular, the Italian, English, and French schools, with their traditional shapes, have formed the basis for the work of many American pipe makers who have pored over collections of old Dunhills, Barlings, GBDs, Costellos, Savinelli's, etc. Many of these shapes were well established by the 1920s. Others are heavily influenced by the makers of Danish high grade pipes, who have likewise been influenced by their mentors, the fathers of the Danish freehand movement of the 1950's and '60s.

"Go West" is a fascinating look at high grade American pipe makers from across the pond. Written By: Erwin Van Hove and originally published in the French magazine, Pipe Mag.

Among other interesting developments in US pipe making has been Sandblasting. Fred Hanna wrote an interesting article for The Pipe Collector called, The Best Sandblasted Pipes are Being Made By Americans, where he writes, "Now and then, someone will point to a particular country, such as Denmark or Italy, and remark upon the quality of their pipe makers as a group. This may be in terms of design, finish, mouthpieces, engineering, or what have you. Let's add another such assessment. I have been watching the quality of sandblasting by Americans for the last couple of years, and I don't think there can be any doubt about it. The best sandblasted pipes OVERALL are now coming out of the USA."

Suffice it to say that a new generation of American pipe makers have emerged. Many have made the trek to high grade pipe mecca to study with the master carvers. They have brought back an entire school of technique and aesthetic and made it their own. Others combine the traditional and freehand styles in a unique combination. Regardless of their influences, many of these American pipe makers are pursuing pipe making with a tremendous passion and energy, and an individual spirit, not unlike the one that molded the country.



Pedro Ferrizzo
Pipas Elfo Helios Guidotti







Andreas Bauer Meerschaum Pipes
Baff Tabakpfeifenunikate David Wagner
Edward's Pipes Edward Czerny
Erste Ottakringer Pfeifenmanufaktur Patrick Rutka
Harkam Pfeifen Karl Harkam
Huml Karl Huml
Kemperling Salzburger Pfeifenfabrik
Krenn Hans Krenn
Lenz Josef Lenz; c/o Tischlerei Lenz
Matzhold Peter Matzhold
Pfeifendesign Lorenz Ludwig Lorenz
Prammer Freehand Pfeifen Josef Prammer
Stiegler Christoph Stiegler
Strambach Meerschaum Pipes
Tine Pipes Martin Steinthaler



Albertson Former brand of Hillen, makers of Hilson
Bocci Enrico Bocci
Elie Elie lives and works in France now
Hilson Hillen Bros. Co.
Claessen Pipes Dirk Claessen, Antwerp



Getz Pipes Georgi Todorov
GB Pipes George Boyadjiev
D.Gechev Pipes Desislav Gechev
SDB Pipes Svetoslav Bozukov



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Dotter Domagoj Telišman
ND Pipes Daniel Mustran
MPIPES Marinko Neralić



Kokkinos - Yiannos Kokkinos Custom Pipes

Czech Republic


Novakpipes Michal Novák
BPK inexpensive brand mainly for export, created in 1994: Moravia
Háp Pavel Háp
Hodula Pavel Hodula
JanPipes Jan Klouček
Jirsa Oldřich Jirsa
Kroupa Hanz Kroupa
Krška Karel Krška
Machek Jiri Machek
Pearl Bee Radka Hofmannová
Martin's Pipes Bohemia Martin Vlasak
Zapletal ART Jiří Zapletal
Celtic Tobacco Dušan Doubek



We highly recommend the following article on the history of Danish pipe making by Jakob Groth. More Pipe maker articles coming soon to this section. Those in red still need articles. Please dive in if you'd like to help. Very thankfully there exists an excellent site dedicated to Scandinavian pipe makers. We highly recommend danishpipemakers.com





More pipe maker articles coming soon. There exists an excellent site dedicated to German pipe makers. We highly recommend German Pipemakers

Great Britain




Alexander Pipes Alexandros Zavvos
Amadeus Pipes Achaiki Amadeus S.A. / Briar Manufacturing Industry S.A. (PTM)
Anastasopoulos, Kostas K. Anastasopoulos Handmade Smoking pipes / Mr. Kostas Anastasopoulos (Amateur Pipe Maker) / Athens, Greece
Archaggelos Pipes Archaggelos Handmade Smoking pipes / made by Michael Kyriazanos / Athens, Greece
A.S. Smoking Pipes Handmade Smoking pipes / Mr. Anthony Salas (Amateur Pipe Maker) / Agia Paraskevi, Greece
Asteriou, Chris Hand made briar pipes / Chris Asteriou / Athens, Greece
Gourvelos, Kostas K. Gourvelos - Woodturning Handmade Smoking pipes / Mr. Kostas Gourvelos / Athens, Greece
Michael Kyriazanos Athens, Greece
Stefanou Pipex Stefanou Pipex / Handmade Pipes / Lygourio - Epidavros , Greece
Velasco smoking pipes Handmade smoking pipes by Michael Pipinis-Aliagas / Athens, Greece



Gallvitz Viktor Zöllner (owner)
Körös Pipes Balázs Szabó (owner)



B.P.L. A brand of Briar Pipes Limited, Dublin Ireland
Bennington's Belfast Also a Peterson sub-brand, Made in the Republic of Ireland for a Florida tobacconist
Captain Pete Peterson second
Irish Seconds A Peterson sub-brand, sold in the U.S.A., also in Austria
Irish Gems Also a Peterson sub-brand???





Senatorov (Sergei Senatorov Fjodorovic)



Briar Pipeworks Ltd. (Marsa / Malta)



Amphora Elbert Gubbels
Baronite Pipe see GoedeWaagen
Big Ben Elbert Gubbels
Copenhagen Style Elbert Gubbels
Croydon Lex Brouwer
Don Bernard Pipes Bernard Myburgh
GoedeWaagen Holland - Clay
GtP Gouda Tobacco Pipes; Adriaan van der Want; Gouda, Holland
Gubbels Elbert Gubbels - Royal Dutch Pipe Factory
Hajenius P.G.C. Hajenius; Amsterdam
Hilson Elbert Gubbels; formerly Belgium
Royal Dutch Elbert Gubbels



Bastia Brand (second] of Lillehammer
Bård Hansen Current maker of Tabago; Bryggen
Lillehammer G. Larsen
Tabago Two separate brands over the years, currently made by Bård Hansen



Antoniewski Bartlomiej Antoniewski
B&B Artur & Mariusz Bednarczyk
Bróg Zbigniew & Renata Bednarczyk
Fajkołamacz Łukasz Tolzdorf
Filar Ryszard Filar
JSG Jan Szymon Gołowacz
Kulpinski Ryszard Kulpinski
Parol Marek Parol
Pastuch Pipes Wojtek Pastuch
Poliński Tadeusz & Celina Poliński
Rogrus Robert Gruszczynski
Samsel Tomasz Samsel (now Australia)
Worobiec Henryk Worobiec
Zembrowski Pipes Tomasz Zembrowski



Cardador José Bandeira Cardador
Couto Antonio Moreira Couto
Reis Joao Reis
Robalo Bruno Robalo
Santos Sabina Santos



AA Pipes Alguhan Akşar (Bucharest, Romania)
Aaron Pipes (Bucharest, Romania)
Gabos Pipes Gabos Costin Iuliu
Negoita Rolando Negoita (now USA)



Ailarov Sergey Ailarov
Bondarev Alexander Bondarev, St. Petersburg
Doctor's Pipes Roman Kovalev, St. Petersburg
Dyomin Sergey Dyomin (also "Demin")
Ershov Vladimir Ershov; Clay Pipe maker specializing in authentic reproductions
Fyodorov Alexey Fyodorov
Grechukin Vladimir Grechukhin
Kiselyov Valentin Kiselyov
Kharlamov Alexey Kharlamov (also "Harlamov")
Looshin Evgeniy Looshin (also "Lushin")
Mr. Pipes Misha Revyagin
PS Studio Designed by Vladimir Grechukhin; St. Petersburg
Saharov Alexandr Saharov
Seniak Zinovi Seniak
Yashtylov Viktor Yashtylov
Starkov Boris Starkov
Tupitsyn Alexander Tupitsyn; St. Petersburg


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Alexa Pipes Dragomir Aleksic, Belgrade



Pipedia thanks Rattray's for their underwriting support
Rattray's Rattray's Original Scotlande made in various and some of the oldest companies (in Europe)



Slazansky Slazansky Patrik



Lobnik Gregor Lobnik



Acire a second of Salvatella from the 1970s
Anfield a brand of Iberica de Pipas
Antonio Sanmartin brand of Antonio Sanmartin Abad.
Arturo brand and name of late Spanish Artisan supplying Pozito shop in Madrid
Arturo del Pozo Madrid
Bonet Joan Bonet
Brio brand of Iberica de Pipas
Bruken Sucesores de Emilio Navarro
Brukwell "fantasy" brand??
Carsipe Carles Royo Porta
Clipper brand by Iberica de Pipas
Cogars Aldaia, Valencia, Production stopped in 1980s (Lopes)
Commodore Low range brand of Iberica de Pipas, also used by various others.
Coral low range brand of Iberica de Pipas, replaced by Commodore
Creu Retinyola old Spanish clay pipe factory in Palafrugell (Catalonia)
Homs Jaume Homs
Iberica de Pipas
labuenapipa Luis Wiesenthal
Niubó Joseph Niubó
Pipas Martín Rafael Martín Oltra
Pipas Sigmund Segimon Baulenas
Pipas Soler Joan P. Soler
Pipas + O Félix Massó
Minorca Spain
Saladich Joan Saladich i Garriga
Salvatella Enric Moulines Giralt
Santané Josep Santané
Taioli Siro Taioli
Vera, Alfonso artisan associated with Compañia Española de Bruck, SL



Björn of Sweden Björn Bengtsson
Brilon old Swedish brand with changeable bowls
Carlson Bengt Carlson
Center Lopes states it is a brand produced by Pipcenter, symbol: "PC"
Dura Pipes Dura Semjaniv (broken pipe)
Geiger Pipes Love Geiger
Gurra Lars-Göran Markunger
Ivarsson Sixten Ivarsson (Denmark; broken pipe)
Jönsson Lars Jönsson
Ljung Arne Ljung (broken pipe)
Nordh Bo Nordh (broken pipe)
Rosengren Jonas Rosengren; Halmstad, Sweden
Thunér Pipes Ronny Thunér
Vollmer & Nilsson Martin Vollmer & Anders Nilsson

Although much deserved credit has been given to Danish pipemakers & the "Danish Freehand" style, a lot of credit has to go to a handful of brilliant and innovative Swedish pipemakers, not the least of whom were Sixten Ivarsson & Bo Nordh (may they smoke & rest in peace).

More pipe maker articles coming soon. Very thankfully there exists an excellent site dedicated to Swedish pipe makers. We highly recommend Svenska Pipklubben (Swedish Pipe Club) and extend many thanks to Jan Andersson, club secretary (and pipe smoker, of course).



Anderegg Brand of Peter Anderegg
Bru-Bu Brunner & Buhofer (also known as BBK)
Design by FRANZ Franz von Matt
Egloff Peter Egloff
Fischer, Peter
Glen Ben Freehand Pipes Richard Baggenstos
Heinzer, Andreas
Innerschwyzer-Pfeifen Andreas Heinzer & Family
Jean Alexis Handmade Pipes Richard Baggenstos
Jud Daniel Jud
Kappeler Alex Kappeler
La Pipa Stefan Capaul
Peter Pfeifenbau Roman Peter
Stich Drechslerei Stich AG
Tom’s Pipe-Line Thomas Habermacher
Tschan Moritz Tschan
Wagner Pipes Michael Wagner
Wagner Tabak-Lädeli
White Dog Freehand Pipes Richard Baggenstos
WR Freehand Pipes Wolfgang Röllin

We urgently need Helvetians (Swiss) to contribute info for the above pipemakers.



Golden Gate
Ponomarchuk Alexander Ponomarchuk
Rizhenko Valeriy Rizhenko
Shekita Konstantin Shekita
Aksenov Yuriy Aksenov
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M.Nazarenko Maksim Nazarenko

Middle and Far East



Daadou Pipe
Gloredo Leslie Ng
Leizhou pipe tribes
Mister Pipe
Pipe childe
P.Zhan Pipes Ping Zhan
Shanghai Tang
Zhishan & Mindong Pipe


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Cafe Artin Mr. Artin Abrahamian



Shalom Pipe Factory
Burl King Brand of Shalom Pipe Factory



Arita, Shizuo Shizuo Arita
Arita, Takeo Takeo Arita, son of Shizuo Arita.
Asari Japanese Pipe maker from 1970s and '80s?
Gajin Gajin Hayafune
Goisagi Pipes Y. Miyasaka
Gotoh Kei'Ichi Gotoh
Hachiro Seiji Hachiro
Higuchi Jun'ichiro Higuchi
Ichi Ichi Kitahara
Ikebana Tsuge Brand
Kurusu Reiichi "Ray" Kurusu; Osaka
Maruyama Hajime Maruyama
saci Yukio Okamura
Sakurai Kenichiro Sakurai
Satou Smio Satou
Shimizu Kanji Shimizu
Tajima Tatsuo Tajima
Tokutomi, Hiroyuki Maebashi, Japan
Tokutomi, Yuki daughter of Hiroyuki Tokutomi.
Tsuge Sab Tsuge, owner
Tsutomu Fukashiro Tsutomu
Yanagihara Shigeyoshi Yanagihara



Libre Real Briar George and Gabrielle Daoud

New Zealand


Speden Pipes Don Speden, now Japan
Zeman Jan Zeman



Santaroko Pipes ST Kuo



Ahmet Buyukcopur Meerschaum Pipe artisan.
Ak-Taş Meerschaum Pipe Besim Aktaş [1]
Altinay Meerschaum brand produced by company of same name, founded 1964.
Altinok Meerschaum brand produced by Altinok-Pipe Ltd.
Aznavur Bari Ltd. Co.??
BS Pipes Birol SALMAN
Burhan Yucel Meerschaum maker hased in Eskisehir
CeSem Turkish company selling meerschaum pipes
Hittite Meerschaum [2]
IMP Imppipes - Isik Luletasi Hayv. Nakl. San & Tic. Ltd.
Irmismarbel Meerschaum Irmismarbel Meerschaum
Kenan Ahmet Pipes Kenan Ahmet Handmade Pipes
MeerQueen Meerschaum Pipes http://www.meerschaumstore.com , http://www.smoking-pipes.com
MeerschaumArt http://MeerschaumArt.us
Mustafa Albayrak http://www.wgmmeerschaumpipes.com/
Ozgur Pipe http://www.ozgurpipe.com/
Pipsan Pipes Pipsan Pipes
Sadik Yanik
Şahin Pipo Şahip Pipes
Altdukkan Meerschaum en: meerschaum, de: meerschaum by cihan çelik
WGM Meerschaum WGM Meerschaum Co. Ltd.
White Pipe Ahmet Hamdi Büyükçopur
Yunar Pipe Abdulvahap Yunar; Eskişehir, Turkey


Buchnak Meerschaum maker in Tabarka, near the border of Algeria

Pipe Marks & Logos

This area is still under construction, so please wear a hard hat & your favourite smoking jacket.

Due to the huge number of Pipe Makers, we hereby provide links to a number of sites with Marks & Logos:

Logos & markings


Comunidad de la Pipa

Amigos dos Cachimbo


Aldo Velani - Italy - Gold & Silver Circle: Aldo Velani.jpg

Altinok Meerschaum - Turkey - Vivaldi font "A" in a black circle: Altinok.jpg

Butz-Choquin - France - BC Inside a circle: Butz-Choquin.jpg

Peterson - Ireland - White script "P" stamped on stem: Peterson.jpg

Salvatella - Stylised White "S" stamped on stem: Salvatella.jpg

Savinelli - Italy - "S" Inside a shield surmounted by 2 pipes, stamped on stem & shank: Savinelli.jpgSavinelli S.jpg

Stanwell - Denmark - "S" surmounted by a Crown stamped on stem: Stanwell.jpg

Storient BLOCK Meerschaum - Turkey - Storient "STORIENT" in a blue sticker

Vuillard - France - Stylised White "V" stamped on stem: Vuillard.jpg

Elie - Belgium/Portugal - Stylised Gold "E" inset into stem: Logo mouthpiece Elie.jpg; Pipe Stamp: Stempel Elie.jpg

Edward CZERNY - AUSTRIA - My farther´s and mine...: Signatur1.jpg

Yiannos Kokkinos - Cyprus - PIPE-003.jpg