Shalom Pipe Factory
Not much is known about Israel's sole pipe factory though it's reported to have operated quite successfully on international markets.
Beside the brand "Shalom" the mainstay brand was Alpha - especially well known in the USA. Alpha was popular for a range of fresh and unusual shapes. Series (afaik): Caprice (s), Citation (s), Classic (b), Pedestal (s), Regent, Region (b), Rex (s). (1)
(1) (b) = blasted, (s) = smooth
Alpha also produced at least one of its Citation forms for Carey's "Magic Inch" series.
Mentioned in context with Shalom Pipe Factory was a Danish pipemaker named 'Muki Liebermann', who later lived and worked in the USA. Muki is known for his unique briar bending technique and his original shapes that gave inspiration to many of the most praised Danish pipemakers.
Other brands from Israel:
- Burl King (Best known for their Danish-looking "thumbhole" pipes with plateau tops.)
- Fader (Presumably for Fader's Tobacco Shop, Baltimore. Also known: Fader - Made In Denmark.)
- Goliath Briar (huge pipes)