|Abi makes around 60 pipes a year as a full time pipe carver. His pipes are sold in Germany, Spain, Taiwan & now are available in the USA & Canada. Interestingly Abi names his pipe shapes which is probably appropriate considering how diverse his pipe are.
Pipes2smoke is extremely pleased to be able to offer these pipes to the world pipe community. I know you will be well pleased by the superb design and excellent smoking qualities of Abi's pipes. All stems are hand made from German Ebonite, Cumberland or Lucite. To own a Abi Natur pipe is to is to acquire a work of art.
Olive Wood: Pipes have been made from Olive Wood since the beginning of the briar pipe era. They smoke as well as briar with a slightly different taste, somewhat akin to the difference between air cured and oil cured briars. Olive wood is denser than briar but still porous and tolerates heat better than briar & because of its density it delivers a very cool smoke. It has very striking grain patterns that color up the more the pipe is smoked.
I knew ABi worked in Olive Wood and sold them in Germany & other parts of Europe. I asked Abi to make up some so I could offer his pipes at a somewhat lower entry price point. So, here below is our first offering of Olive Wood ABi Natur pipes. Try one and I am sure you will like it.
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Abi Natur # 6
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