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White Dog Freehand Pipes

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[[Image:Baggen01Richard_Baggenstoss_and_the_White_Dog.jpg|leftright|thumb|Richard Baggenstos]][[Image:Logo_klein.jpg|right|thumb|White Dog logo]]<font size="3">'''[http://www.beepworld.de/members/pfeifenclub/rbpfeifen.htm White Dog Freehand Pipes]'''</font>
is a young brand from the heart of Switzerland since 2004. In this very year '''Richard Baggenstos''', the artisan, and his friend nephew '''Edgar auf Auf der Maur''' got addicted to pipe smoking. Richard Baggenstos was so excited about these noble objects that he decided to produce pipes himself.
Originally he made the pipes from walnut wood, and also the stems were made out of wood! But after a visit to Saint-Claude in 2005, he decided to make his pipes in the future out of the more valueable briar wood. Today Richard Baggenstos uses selected Plateaux briar exclusively, entirely purchased from Saint-Claude. The mouthpieces are completely cut by hand from ebonite rods. So each of his freehand pipes is a little master work. Absolutely professional in style and shaping, each of his pipes sustains comparison to pipes of other top freehanders as he has been assured by some master pipemakers from Saint-Claude.
Last, not least, Richard Baggenstos is also co-founder - and now vice-president - of '''[http://www.pc-innerschwyz.ch Pfeifenclub Innerschwyz]''' (Pipe Club Innerschwyz), established officially on August 2nd, 2006 by five young pipe enthusiasts.
'''Kontakt:'''
E-mail: mailto:schweizer.kunsthandwerk@gmail.com
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