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|Victor Yashtylov lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia on the Baltic Sea. He started his artisanal career as a guitar maker and gradually evolved into a pipe maker. It was only after a considerable number of years perfecting his skills that he started offering his pipes outside of Russia in 2005.|
He draws his influences from the master pipe makers of past and present. Interestingly I find that he is in what I call the Baltic school of artisans. That style started in the late renaissance and flows from Denmark, through north Germany, the Baltic republics and to the most European of Russian cities St. Petersburg. You can see this stylistic tradition in architecture, sculpting and today in pipes.
There are similarities in styling yet each country has its own signature for their canvas; Victorsí pipes are definitely in this Baltic school but with a unique Russian personality. Victor uses only the finest Italian briar that he ages for several years. His stems are made from the finest German Vulcanite and adornments are from ram, antler, bison or giraffe horn. Each pipe is meticulously finished with hand sanding using super fine grit sand paper (1,200 for the outside of the bowl, 600 for the tobacco chamber), contrast staining and carnauba wax. Draught airway diameter is normally 4 mm tapering to 2.5 mm at the button end. The stems are slotted in the traditional V shape on the inside and 16 to 18 mm wide and thickness is 3.5 to 4.4 mm high.
His output averages 80 pipes a year most of which are sold almost instantaneously whether the USA, China or Germnay..
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