Pipe Tristan Rusticated Poker Handmade Briar Pipe, New [SOLD OUT]

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Pipe Tristan is the name used by French artisan Tristan Lefebvre. Lefebvre is part of a new wave of up-and-coming hand made pipe carvers from the birthplace of briar, following in the footsteps of figures such as Alain Albuisson, Paul Lanier, and Pierre Morel Sr and Jr. Lefebvre credits a wide range of influences upon his pipe-making, such as modern greats from Italy and Denmark, such as Carlo Scotti’s Castello and Tom Eltang, as well as more unique sources of inspiration, such as the centuries-old hunting pipes native to Germany’s southern Bavarian region. As such, Tristan is equally at home crafting his own spin on the ’55,’ the hawbill, or the Danish Dublin as he is reviving the Ulmer Kloben – when he isn’t inventing his own shapes, that is.

Here’s a design that you don’t see too often: a pebble-dash rusticated poker. I’ll admit, I was apprehensive when I received this one from Tristan, as I wasn’t sure that it would do the one thing a poker absolutely has to be able to do: sit. But by gosh he did it! The precision that must have gone into making sure this fairly long-shanked poker could stand on its own is quite remarkable. It’s also simply a very beautiful pipe, with its signature ‘Granite’ rustication, naked stain, Finnish Durat accent and hand cut blue ebonite stem fitting together harmoniously. On a final note, the pipe’s naked finish should, like Castello’s Natural Vergin, Savinelli’s Corallo, or Dunhill’s Tanshell finishes, develop a golden patina over time. I imagine the result will be quite spectacular.



Length: 5.4″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.75 / 19.81mm

Bowl Depth: 1.68″ / 42.67mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 46g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New