Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Osric w/ Horn by David Enrique

Still thinking of Pipe Dan and Holbek and fortunately there is at least one pipe maker that responds to these designs like I do. David Enrique recently put this pipe up on his website. Unfortunately I was too slow and it had sold before I saw it! It's a wonderful example of a creative pipe maker taking a classic design and making it new and something different and totally cool. I love this pipe/ -T

Osric w/ Horn - Tanshell by David Enrique

Too Cold!

Our northern factory here in Memphis was humming along pretty well for the past few weeks. The turn around time on orders was down to a reasonable 2-3 weeks but the cold has moved in bringing ice w/ it. Looks like it will be a few days before I can get things cranked up again. It's just too cold out there for an old man. -T

The Outdoor Pipe Rack Factory

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pipe Dan Dan Pipe

I love these designs that Holbek and others did for Pipe Dan ...or is it Dan Pipe? Whichever- I like them a lot and I'm surprised that more folks in the pipe community don't seem to care for them. They are so elegant, clean and modern but also seem to have something working class about them. Maybe I'm romanticizing. -T

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hey! I'm Back.

Here's a couple of recent variations made for customers. I like the way they turned out. -T

The San Fran '35 w/ extra storage

The McCarty Farm in grey