Tinderbox tobacco pipes, online seller of a range 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 unhygienic. Therefore, I do not use the varnished or sealing wax process on my tips (mouth pieces)
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.
I strive for original style. 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.
Requested to make pipes for the movie ‘The Hobbit’ and 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.
Several decorative pipes from my Tinderbox pipe range are available. Though non- functional, 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.
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.
Victorian, American civil war, Napoleonic war and Civilian re-enactors buy my pipes for props.