Bennie Joe Pipes Smooth Freehand Handmade Briar Pipe, New [SOLD OUT]

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Bennie Joe Pipes are made by Bennie Joe, an Indonesian artisan based in Jakarta. A trained architect and part-time pipe-maker for much of his life, he took on the latter full-time after a downturn in the property market during the dark days of 2020 and after. An interesting aspect of Bennie Joe pipes is that they are made primarily with hand tools, rather than many of the woodworking machines pipe-makers employ. While the chambers and draft holes are drilled, the body of the pipe is formed using hand tools, creating genuinely freehand shapes reminiscent of those made in mid-century Denmark. It should come as no surprise that one of Bennie Joe’s heroes is the late, great, Bo Nordh.

Indonesia is fast emerging as one of the most interesting pipe-making hubs in the contemporary scene. Here at MBSD, we’ve been fans of Bennie Joe for a long time, and have stocked his pipes for a good while now. His truly ‘free hand’ freehands, like this one, are exactly what such a pipe should be; rugged, sturdy, but with a careful attention to the briar’s natural grain patterns. The flame and straight grain captured for the bowl of this one is magnificent, and the bare plateau included on the rim and shank is the cherry on top (and on end), so to speak. The design is completed with a stem made from high quality German ebonite, as is the modern tradition.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.77 / 19.5mm

Bowl Depth: 1.49″ / 37.8mm

Weight: 2.3oz / 68g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New