Keresaspa 7758 Smooth Straight Bulldog Estate Briar Pipe [SOLD OUT]

Out of stock


Originally trained as a luthier and then an architect, Keresaspa is one of the most talented pipe-makers currently working in Iran. Equally inspired by Persian antiquity (including its remarkable architecture) and the 20th century Danish masters (such as Sixten and Lars Ivarsson, Bo Nordh, and Jess Chonowitsch), Keresaspa’s approach fuses the ancient with the ultramodern. His background in luthiery and architecture also inform his work, having an acute sense of the precision calculations involved in pipe-making, from drilling the perfect airway to shaping the perfect mouthpiece.  

I’ve been following Keresaspa’s work for a while, and his versatility is very impressive. He can carve shapes inspired by Danish masters such as Lars Ivarsson as skillfully as he does more traditional standards. This one is very much reminiscent of Dunhill’s classic ‘O’ shape, being a squat, wide bulldog, but Keresaspa has added a modern touch through the use of a black and yellow ebonite stem. The use of different grain patterns is also masterful, as Keresaspa has carved the briar so that flame and straight grain climb up the sides of the bowl, while its rim is covered in bird’s-eyes.

The condition is great. There’s some minor rim darkening, but it is superficial and won’t affect the pipes aesthetic or functional properties.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.84 / 21.33mm

Bowl Depth: 1.26″ / 32.0mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 48g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used