Pipes in this category have been hand crafted from scratch by Mike Billington of Blakemar Briars. The process these pipes have gone through is that similar to our video The Making of a Blakemar Briar Tobacco Pipe. Each pipe is unique, no two pipes will be the same.
High grade pipes with beautiful grain - left with the briar plateau around the edges for that excellent, recognisable finish.
This range includes a variety of ‘one-off’ pipes that are not standard stock items here at Blakemar Briars. These pipes are unique and once sold may not be available again in the future. Usually these pipes consist of custom shapes, colours or finishes.
When a Litchbruyere can be seen to have an exceptionally beautiful straight grain throughout, it is upgraded to a Straight Grain. It then receives a special polish treatment to further enhance its beauty. Less than 1% of pipes will reach this level. Each pipe has been given a unique number, which will be stamped on the pipe.
The Litchbruyere is grade ‘A’, the highest grade given to a Blakemar briar. These pipes are flawless & beautiful. Most pipe shapes & options shown on this page are also available in the De Luxe range.
Our range of sandblasted pipes – the Blakemar Champion. Because of the individual nature of sandblasting, the pictures show the actual pipes available. Some of the shapes are standard shapes, but some are one-off’s, shapes that may not be repeated. Due to the method of sandblasting, the pipes’ dimensions may vary when compared to the standard shape.
The De Luxe range is grade ‘XA’, regarded as very fine. Many of the shapes in this range are also available in the Litchbruyere range.
For some time now we have been making pipes to take 9mm filters, usually to order, sometimes making an extra one or two for stock. If you would like to order a shape with a 9mm filter that is not shown, please Contact Us to see if it can be done.
The same quality briar as the Aristocrat range - only bigger. Finished in either smooth walnut or black rustic.
The Aristocrat range of pipes is our medium priced range finished in walnut.