Online seller of hand-made traditional clay tobacco smoking pipes. Because my ‘clay’ pipes, made from clay and turned to pottery in a kiln at 1100c- are fired twice, with a ceramic glazed tip, they are hygienic. Varnished or sealing wax tips are a post firing process, not cleansed by temperature and are unhygienic. Therefore, I do not use the varnished or sealing wax process on my tips (mouth pieces)
I strive for originality. For example: The Ladies leg clay smoking pipe appears in the tobacco pipe makers catalogues of the Victorian era: Holland’s and MClardy’s. Slightly risqué in the Victorian era.
The Victorian straight is a classical design.
Requested to make pipes for the movie ‘The Hobbit’ I made curved and straight Hobbit pipes having supplied them, you can buy online here, presented with a white tipped stem just as required for the movie. In addition, I offer a pipe of my own design: the plain curved Tobacco smoking pipe green glazed tip. All of these pipes are fully functional. I am not only an online seller of a range of hand-made traditional clay tobacco smoking pipes, I make for the film industry too!
Decorative clay hat pipes
Several decorative pipes from my Tinderbox pipe range are available. Though barely-functional (a very small bore), the Sailor’s and the small Victorian pipes are a delight. And these make excellent hat ornaments for fisherman, black powder shooters and steam punk people.
Molds or moulds? Both are acceptable
I make my own pipe molds and the models used are original pipes. Pipes are my income. Therefore, I don’t make pipe moulds for sale.
So, to own a pipe made by original gin pressed process, as some of my pipes are: you will want to see the Pakuranga toastie, the Pakuranga Marbled Clay smoking pipe and white gin pressed pipes. However not all my pipes are made by this process.
Types of pipes
Victorian, American civil war, Napoleonic war and Civilian re-enactors buy my pipes for props
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