Tinder Box Clay Tobacco Pipes

I  make a  range of  traditional clay tobacco smoking pipes  ( pottery pipes) I am the  maker of the original genuine Hobbit clay pipes made for the film. I was approached in 2010 by 3 foot 7 a subcontractor, these are  proper clays - not the wooden imitations. Read the full story of the hobbit pipe making. Here you can see and select a clay tobacco smoking pipes to buy  online.  There you will see my   Victorian clay pipe range  : The straws and cuttys, pipes that are particularly suitable for   historical re enactment.  In the  Gin pressed pipe section  read information on the   Pakuranga toastie  pottery pipe  made by  the traditional process with out of the ground clay. The Ladies leg and the sailors pipe  are to be found in the  Fancies section.    
Pipes make an unusual  hat decoration.   Factual information about pipes and the pipe making process maybe found it the  historical information section

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Tinder box gin pressed pipes.

The original clay pipe making process

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The Pakuranga Toastie clay smoking pipe

pakuranga toastie  pottery pipe   

 Clay pipe  Npp127
The Pakuranga Toastie pipe story -  'out of the ground clay', Gin  pressed pottery pipe
I dug  clay for this pipe out of the ground were I lived, removed stones and roots, slaked the  clay in water, dried it to a 'pressable' consistency and pressed  the raw pipe clay in my gin press ....  It exhibits a bit of warpage in the stem, read more 

The Pakuranga Marbled Clay smoking pipe.

marbled clay pipe
 Clay pipe BSIM 1216


The  Pakuranga marbled clay pipe is made from raw ‘out of the earth clay’ blended with a commercial white earthen ware clay. Each pipe exhibits an individual marbled effect. length 11cm. Like the  Pakauranga Toastie,  it exhibits a bit of warpage in the stem, read more

White  earthenware Gin pressed clay tobacco pipe

white earthenware clay pipes - a re-enactment pipe

Clay pipe Npp128

Length 11 cm .Pressed in  the same  mold as the Pakuranga Toastie clay pipe -  the T.Mclachlin no 18 mold.
Comes with clay pipe information  booklet.


The Hobbit pipes

Tinder box made the originals!

In October 2010 I received an inquiry for  pipes for the film ‘The Hobbit’  which was then in pre production.
I made the originals: Read the hobbit clay pipe making story

Below you will find my short straight and curved  Hobbit pipes. As stated below, they are 18cm (7.086 inches in length)  -short! I have  shipped them all over the world. I can only recall one breakage during shipping and this is because they are short!  I ship in polystyrene cases- it works well.These pipes were supplied to the Hobbit as well as the long pipe. Some of the  Pakuranga  toasties were also supplied

Please note:  Gandalf long pipes :
I receive from time to time requests for my long Gandalf pipe - 13.5 inches.   I no longer make the Gandalf
long curved or straight  pipes for sale to the public as they are difficult to ship.

 Hobbit  straight pipe

Hobbit straight as I made for the film
Hobbit straight pipe HSP1

This pipe is  18cm ( 7.086 inches) long and glazed with the white opaque glazed tip.

Hobbit curved pipe

hobbit curved pipe
Hobbit curved pipe HCP 2

This pipe is  18cm ( 7.086 inches) long and glazed with the white opaque glazed tip.

Victorian  'Straws' and 'Cuttys'.