If you are a pipe smoker who loves the classic shaped pipes then you can no better than pipes that are hand made in England. The Italians, Danes and Germans all make variations of the classic shapes . But for a true British classic nobody stays more faithful to the 100 years plus tradition than the British pipe makers. After all, it is their heritage. We are pleased to be able to offer a selection of classic hand made British pipes from five English makers. Bill Taylor and Les Wood are both responsible for the revival of British pipes since the 1980's. Blakemar Briars ( est. 1890), Michael Billington, is a third generation pipemaker. Ian Walker represents the next generation of classic British pipe makers. London Castle are the last pipes made by G. Huybecht 1912-1999. Ben Wade has been making pipes since 1869.
Ashton by James Craig
Ferndown by Les Wood
Northern Briars by Ian Walker
For more on the history and development of British pipes click here for the Feb. 2007 article in The Pipe Collector.