Joan Saladich i Garriga
Because every pipe, I think, must have its own personality,
while matching perfectly the smokers taste:
All my pipes are purely hand made, using only the best materials.
Only available through personal ordering.
Each pipe is treated as an unique and personal piece.
By following the traditional craft techniques such as:
Hand-Carved, by using a gouge and chisel.
Hand-Turned, by using a hand-held chisel.
The bowls are made of briar wood, chosen from blocks of super-extra
after they have been carefully laid to dry for three to eight years.
Grained blocks are used for the classic shapes and "Freehand";
whereas the blocks with thick and squeezed grain
are used for the craved pipes (sculptures).
In the finish of the bowl inside walls, no kind of additive
The oils, fragances, added crusts of coal, etc.,
disguise the natural "culottage" of excellent quality briar.
The stems, hand-crafted, are usually made of acrylic and,
if suitable for the style of the pipe,
they are made of horn and even of amber.
Rings, lids,... always using noble materials,
such as silver, gold, ivory or amber.
Of all kinds, from personal portrait,
specially made classic shapes,
"Freehand", reproductions of antiques, etc.
Owing to my long experience in the making of pipes,
many collectors, antiques professionals
and smokers in general have, therefore,
entrusted to me their favorite pipes.
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