I specialize in making high grade Danish pipes
. My repertoire is limited as I stick to traditional shapes. It is my opinion that a pipe should be simple and well engineered. Many times certain acute shapes call for precarious positioning of draft and air holes. They may look great but will always have problems in smoking well, and therefore I tend to avoid such shapes.
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Simplicity of style, precise workmanship with utmost attention to detail is my hallmark. I am particular about my pipes having graceful lines. They are graded from "A" to "G". "A" being the highest grade and "G" the lowest. Grades "C" to "E" are high grades with minor pits. Grade "A" and "B" are pit less and straight grain.
Custom orders for pipe shapes are taken based on my discretion.
I use various fine, and extra grade quality of plateaux briar for my pipes. I sometimes oil-cure certain pipes if needed. My pipes are mirror finished on the inside as well as on the outside, and a great smoke is rest assured. I do inserts and bands with various materials including ivory (when available). I hand cut stems from Hamburg vulcanite and cumberland rods. I also do acrylic stems. My production level is extremely low as I work alone. Hence please note that I take time to make pipes.
I've ordered a custom pipe a few years ago, from GRC and it still is my favorite after all this time. So good quality.
Those french pipes are absolutely the best. Smoke great and nothing odd happened ever! Fully trusted and probably the best pipe maker over sea!
Après avoir transité
par la cigarette électronique pour arrêter de fumer, j'ai choisi de me mettre à la pipe et ma première fut achetée chez GRC, j'adore et recommande!
Custom orders for pipe shapes are taken based on my discretion. I use various fine, and extra grade quality of platuex briar for my pipes. I sometimes oil-cure certain pipes if needed. My pipes are mirror finished on the inside as well as on the outside, and a great smoke is rest assured. I do inserts and bands with various materials including ivory (when available). I hand cut stems from Hamburg vulcanite and cumberland rods. I also do acrylic stems. My production level is extremely low as I work alone. Hence please note that I take time to make pipes.
Some of my recent work, mostly custom orders.
These pipes where highly popular around the 19th century. Several different types of clay are mixed together.
Pipes have been made from this material since the beginning of the 18th century.
The true briar is only made out of the very hard, dry root of the mature shrub which may be up to 250 years old.
25 january 1997
No matter how good the tobacco or the pipe is, they will still smoke poorly if the correct filling technique is not achieved, like all good things in life it takes practice and patience, don't get discouraged if your first attempt fails, remember we all had to learn.
Burn out, this is when a hot spot appears on the inside of the bowl which can actually burn an hole right through the wall.
Building a cake within the bowl is a project that should not be rushed, to many people have tried to accelerate the build up to quickly and with some very obscure methods such as putting a red hot poker into the bowl to create a charred effect, this will ruin a pipe. Firstly pack the pipe properly, after two to three bowlfuls a cake will begin to form, if possible try to smoke all of the tobacco to create an even coating down to the heal of the bowl, after a period of time the cake will get thicker, keep this trimmed back to 1/16th of an inch, this trimming called reaming is essential because if the cake is allowed to become to thick it could actually crack the bowl and basically that is all there is to it.
Gurgle, the type of tobacco plays a large part in this problem, aromatics tend to smoke wet due to the additives, if you prefer to smoke "cased" tobacco's I would recommend a meerschaum due to it's porous qualities, saliva running into the pipe can be reduced by keeping the pipe out of the tract just behind and below the bottom teeth, practice with an unlit pipe, combustion also creates the gurgle, in any of these cases run a pipe cleaner into the pipe and then re-tamp the tobacco and re-light.
Pipe tobacco is a natural substance and will "go out" if not puffed. Many new pipe smokers try to achieve smoking a pipe without having to re-light the tobacco. A properly packed and broken in pipe will help to keep the tobacco lit longer. When packing the pipe I pack the first layer of tobacco looser than the subsequent layers, the reason I do this is because the tobacco towards the bottom of the bowl becomes moist and may clog the pipe and make it harder to draw and cut off the air flow there by causing the tobacco to "go out", please remember the ultimate aim should be enjoyment, dwelling on the correctness of pipe smoking will spoil this and become a chore rather than an hobby, be patient and smoke at your leisure, believe me it will come in time.