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'''Ebenhart Botha''' is a Pipemaker living in the town of [http://www.calitzdorp.co.za/ '''Calitzdorp'''], in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Province '''Cape Province'''] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa '''South Africa''']. He was trained by a German named William Mattner.
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'''This is not my official website, please visit [http://www.ebenharts.co.za '''http://www.ebenharts.co.za''']
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'''Ebenhart Botha''' is a Pipemaker living in the town of [http://www.calitzdorp.co.za/ '''Calitzdorp'''], in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Province '''Cape Province'''] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa '''South Africa''']. He was trained by a German named William [[Mattner]].
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As well as using briar, Ebenhart also makes pipes from local wood such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combretum_imberbe Combretum Imberbe] (Leadwood Tree) & [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Blackwood Dalbergia Melanoxylon] (African Blackwood or Mpingo).
 
As well as using briar, Ebenhart also makes pipes from local wood such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combretum_imberbe Combretum Imberbe] (Leadwood Tree) & [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Blackwood Dalbergia Melanoxylon] (African Blackwood or Mpingo).
       
'''Briar You Beauty!'''  
 
'''Briar You Beauty!'''  
[[Image:Ebenhart bliksem.jpg|left|thumb|Bliksem]]
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[[Image:Ebenhart fokker.jpg|left|thumb|Fokker]]
[[Image:Ebenhart boer.jpg|right|thumb|Boer]]
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[[Image:Ebenhart rhodesier-2.jpg|right|thumb|Rhodesier]]
[[Image:Ebenhart calitzdorp.jpg|left|thumb|Calitzdorp]]
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[[Image:Ebenhart kabliksem.jpg|left|thumb|Kabliksem]]
 
[[Image:Ebenhart D'Artania.jpg|right|thumb|D'Artania]]
 
[[Image:Ebenhart D'Artania.jpg|right|thumb|D'Artania]]
 
[[Image:Ebenhart Kalbas.jpg|left|thumb|Kalbas]]
 
[[Image:Ebenhart Kalbas.jpg|left|thumb|Kalbas]]
[[Image:Ebenhart Lelie.jpg|right|thumb|Lelie]]
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[[Image:Ebenhart Korrelkop.jpg|right|thumb|Korrelkop]]
[[Image:Ebenhart vlakvark.jpg|left|thumb|Vlakvark]]
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[[Image:Ebenhart klou.jpg|left|thumb|Klou]]
 
[[Image:Ebenhart boerboom-3.jpg|left|thumb|Boerboom]]
 
[[Image:Ebenhart boerboom-3.jpg|left|thumb|Boerboom]]
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When I was a child, the best gift ever was a lucky (surprise) packet! I get the same excitement from working with '''Briar''', for every time there is a new surprise, in the grain that is. Highlight the color a little, and you have a piece of wood so beautiful that it is almost impossible to believe that it is a piece of wood! The root of the '''White Heath''' tree, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erica_arborea Erica Arborea] is a rare beauty...
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There is no greater pleasure than working with your hands, and I love it!  Creating a shape out of the moste beautiful wood in the world is only surpassed by the fact that it is a useable article, and it will be loved by its owner forever...  I was trained by William Mattner in 1993,1994,1995 and I still learn every day.  I loved smoking a pipe, but was not happy with the way other pipes smoked, so I designed my own filter system. This system prevents a wet smoke, and all you get is a good quality smoke without the harmfull stuff.  I concentrate on the practical side of pipes, for that is what they are, a smoking instrument. Every pipe I make will smoke better than anything else you ever owned.
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I try working with the best the '''Mediterranean''' has to offer, and love the smoothness of '''Corsican Briar'''. 
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Because of the high prices of Corsican Briar, I work mostly '''Spanish Briar''', but support me and I will get us some from Corsica! All my pipes are handmade by me with no help, therefore I can guarantee that you will only get the best two hands can offer. I would like to be more artistic in my designs, but supply and demand put me on a basic range.
      
Each shape has a name, and each name is in Afrikaans. Why? Well this is the only country in the world where it is spoken, and thus more than just a smoking instrument. Every pipe is hand engraved, except if you prefer it differently. The shapes are a basic guideline, and variations might occur, therefore making each one unique. Colors are up to you as well, and basically the sky is the limit!   
 
Each shape has a name, and each name is in Afrikaans. Why? Well this is the only country in the world where it is spoken, and thus more than just a smoking instrument. Every pipe is hand engraved, except if you prefer it differently. The shapes are a basic guideline, and variations might occur, therefore making each one unique. Colors are up to you as well, and basically the sky is the limit!   
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My latest favorite is purple, and it shows off the grain extremely good. Each pipe carries a one-year guarantee on the bowl, the definition is that it would not crack or burn. Once a pipe was replaced, there is no further guarantee. No acts of neglect or maliciousness would be considered.
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My latest favorite is purple, and it shows off the grain extremely good. Each pipe carries a one-year guarantee on the bowl, the definition is that it would not crack or burn. All my pipes have either two,three or four dots, made of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warthog warthog's] teeth (Ivory) and are my grading system. Four is the best I currently have. I have dedicated my life to serve pipe smokers, and pipes is what I do, it is a full time career. Come and visit me in Calitzdorp, or visit my website: [http://www.ebenharts.co.za '''http://www.ebenharts.co.za''']
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All my pipes have either two or three dots, made of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warthog warthog's] teeth (Ivory) and are my grading system. Three is the best I currently have.
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Email: mailto:Info@ebenharts.co.za or mailto:sales@ebenharts.co.za
 
Email: mailto:Info@ebenharts.co.za or mailto:sales@ebenharts.co.za
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Address: Eberhart's, 13 Voortrekker Rd, Calitzdorp, 6660, South Africa.
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Address: Eberhart's, 13 Voortrekker Rd, P>O> Box 143, Calitzdorp, 6660, South Africa.
    
Phone: 27 44 2133 569  
 
Phone: 27 44 2133 569  
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Fax: 27  44 2133 598
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Fax: 27  44 2133 568
       
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
 
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
 
[[Category: South Africa]]
 
[[Category: South Africa]]

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