Pipe Tristan Rusticated Straight Cutty Handmade Briar Pipe, New

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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.

This Pipe Tristan offering is a curious – but no less delightful – design. It is a real pan-European pipe; it is a typically French cutty, but its concave rim lends it a somewhat Danish organicism that one finds in the pipes of Tom Eltang or, more recently, Johannes ‘Suhr’ Rasmussen. It is also dressed Tristan’s signature Granite finish, which pays homage to the granular, pebble-dash Italian style of rustication, with Lefebvre’s version being particularly rugged and tactile. The pipe is long and lightweight, being likely to smoke particularly cool because of this, and its naked stain is likely to develop an extraordinary patina over time. Lastly, the pipe is is completed with a tan-hued, hand cut ebonite stem.



Length: 6.8″ / 172.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.78 / 19.81mm

Bowl Depth: 1.61″ / 40.89mm

Weight: 1.1oz / 32g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New