Hand crafted Italian pipes.
This brand started in 1876 when A. Savinelli Sr. opened one of the first stores in the world exclusively selling smoking articles in the very center of Milan. The small shop, which is still at its original location, soon became a meeting place where passionate smokers could exchange opinions and discuss experiences.
Vauen pipes are a German tradition dating back to the early 1900s. Vauen pipes were one of the first to use a paper filter.
Vauen pipes drew on the association of ‘cleverness’ with smoking pipes to build their brand. The slogan, “A clever chap only smokes the original Dr. Perl,” is a German re-incarnation of the better known brand’s catch phrase. that nearly all pipes made in Germany today are influenced by the 9mm filter tradition.
Vauen pipes are still somewhat unique to the German market. Although the company sells over 150 million of their famous Dr. Perl Juior System Filters every year, their well-crafted pipes are not widely distributed in the U.S. or Canada.Vauen pipes are still somewhat unique to the German market. Although the company sells over 150 million of their famous Dr. Perl Juior System Filters every year, their well-crafted pipes are not widely distributed in the U.S. or Canada.
The grand history of Rattray’s Pipes begins in the year of 1880 with the birth of Charles Rattray. After studying tobacco for years, Charles opened up The House of Rattray in Perth, Scotland in 1903. The success of the shop shot forward at an incredible rate, and in no time at all Charles and his tobacco blends became a hotspot for serious pipe smokers across the British Isles. Many of Charles’ blend are still manufactured today as Rattray’s Pipe Tobacco. There are many that love the Rattray pipes.
When Charles decided to add pipe manufacturing the company, he enlisted the services of pipe carvers from England, so that they could put a unique flare on his designs and help him get product out fast. After decades of success, Rattray’s was acquired by Kohlhase & Kopp. In keeping with the spirit of solidarity of Europe, Rattray’s pipes are produced around the continent in different countries. The result of this is a diverse and unique collection of pipes that few other companies can rival. No matter the style, level, or type of tobacco pipe you are looking for, Rattray’s has a pipe for you!
Stanwell pipes turned a World War II era innovator into a pipe smoker’s hero when Poul Nielsen first began making pipes out of beech wood due to a lack of briar wood for carving or the popular English pipe. Briar became available again after the war, but the innovations of Stanwell continued, making their smoking pipes some of the most praised in the industry.
Stanwell pipes have employed some of the most storied pipe designers over the years and it shows. Most pipes from Stanwell are designed by hand and then reproduced on carefully designed machinery.
Peterson pipes are some of the most storied tobacco pipes in the history of smoking. For 150 years, Peterson pipes have been made in Dublin and smoked around the world. Charles Peterson believed that a man’s smoking pipe was a signature piece of his individual style and Peterson pipes are still made with this idea in mind today.
Peterson pipes are some of the best tobacco pipes, according to many smokers, because of the Peterson System and Peterson mouthpiece which give the smoker a cool, dry, and comfortable smoking experience. Their famous motto, The thinking man smokes a Peterson Pipe, is a nod to perhaps their most famous customer, the fictional Sherlock Homes.
W.O. Larsen was one of the most famous tobacco shops in Copenhagen, with a beautiful store located on Copenhagen's famous "Walking Street." During the flowering of the Danish pipe in the '60's, they first began retailing pipes by such carvers as Sixten Ivarsson, Sven Knudsen, Poul Rasmussen, and Brakner. Urged on by his store manager Sven Bang, the owner, Ole Larsen, decided to begin making pipes in the basement of the shop. He first hired Sven Knudsen as the pipe maker, who soon passed the job to his protégé Hans “Former” Nielsen. Larsen’s fortunes rose along with the rest of the Danish pipe business, and Former was soon managing a group of carvers in the old Larsen cigar factory. Among these were Teddy Knudsen, Tonni Nielsen, Jess Chonowitch, Peter Hedegaard and others, who were responsible for the Select and Straight Grain series before they branched out on their own. After Former left to start Bentley pipes in Switzerland, his duties were taken over by Soren Refbjerg Rasmussen, while the straight grains were made by Teddy’s student Benni Jorgenson. As Ole’s health began to fail, the reins were taken over by his son Nils. Nils became convinced that the way for Larsen to prosper was by entering the low-end market, and acquired the Georg Jensen pipe factory to make an array of less expensive pipes. This turned out to be a fatal error, and Larsen was recently sold to Stanwell, who continue to produce so-called “Larsen” pipes in their huge factory. Thus ended an important part of Danish pipe history.
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