L.J. Georges

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From Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by José Manuel Lopes

L.J. Georges is the brand and name of French artisan Lucien Jassois Georges from Corsica. The origins of the brand go back to the 1920s, when his grandfather, Victor Georges founded the Riveriera Briar Pipe Company, which exported briar. The company was sold in 1975, but Lucian took the artisan's path as a profession, having first studied pipe making from the Dane Sven Knudsen.

In addition to briar he uses olive, ebony, and rosewood, and applies ebonite stems and accessories such as boxwood and horn. He produces about 500 pipes a year.