Ebenhart's Handmade Pipes
This is not my official website, please visit http://www.ebenharts.co.za
Ebenhart Botha is a Pipemaker living in the town of Calitzdorp, in the Cape Province of South Africa. He was trained by a German named William Mattner. As well as using briar, Ebenhart also makes pipes from local wood such as Combretum Imberbe (Leadwood Tree) & Dalbergia Melanoxylon (African Blackwood or Mpingo).
Briar You Beauty!
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.
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!
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 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
Address: Eberhart's, 13 Voortrekker Rd, P>O> Box 143, Calitzdorp, 6660, South Africa.
Phone: 27 44 2133 569
Fax: 27 44 2133 568