Pipe Tristan Shape 55 Rusticated Handmade Briar Pipe

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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 could be seen as a reinterpretation of Castello’s famous 55 shape, one that pays homage to an earlier time in Castello’s history, when the shape was prone to more angular and muscular iterations. It is dressed in Tristan’s signature Granite finish – a similar nod to the granular, pebble-dash Italian style of rustication, with Lefebvre’s version being particularly rugged and tactile. This is paired with something you won’t find on most Italian pipes, however: high-grade, sand dune ebonite



Length: 5.3″ / 134.6mm

Bowl Width: 0.78 / 19.81mm

Bowl Depth: 1.33″ / 33.78mm

Weight: 1.4oz / 40g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New