Pipe Tristan Sandblasted Billiard, Handmade Briar Pipe, New [SOLD]

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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 particular Tristan departs from his Italian and Danish influences and pays homage to a far more traditional shape: the humble billiard. In particular, this one shows more than a dash of inspiration from earlier 20th century English makes, such as family-era Barlings and patent-era Dunhills. This is not only evident in the pipe’s basic form, but in the pursuit of a ring grain sandblast it exhibits, as well as its reserved, near-black stain. There are more modern touches that have been added, however, most especially through the addition of a swirling tan German ebonite stem.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.78 / 19.81mm

Bowl Depth: 1.86″ / 47.24mm

Weight: 1.5oz / 44g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New