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I was born and raised in the great state of Texas and I carved my first pipe back in 2017 from a tree branch that resembled a pipe. I was able to drill the holes and put a premade vulcanite stem on it and to my surprise it worked! I really got into pipe making in the summer of 2019 when I found Vermont Freehand’s book, PIMO’s Guide to Pipe Crafting at Home and discovered Kraig Sederquist’s pipe making tutorials on YouTube and was able to learn much from these mentors.

I love working with wood and being able to make something beautiful out of what used to be a simple piece of wood that someone can truly enjoy. Each pipe is carved here in Texas with painstaking effort to give the best quality smoking experience using high-end Italian briar, mostly Mimmo, and on occasion Morta(bog oak) or olive wood. All pipes have a hand-cut German ebonite or acrylic stem with a delrin tenon.

Along with pipe making I enjoy the outdoors, hunting and reading. I am a big Tolkien fan so you will notice I like to name my pipes after places or things from the world of Middle Earth and some pipes I make are inspired from it. I make a variety of pipe shapes ranging from traditional to freehand to shapes that are traditional but with a little freehand twist on it to make a classic pipe that has a little more character.

– Josh

About Blessed Pier Giorgio Michelangelo Frassati

Blessed Pier Giorgio Michelangelo Frassati was born in Turin, Italy on April 6, 1901. At 17 he joined the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and dedicated much of his spare time to serving the sick and the needy, caring for orphans, and assisting the demobilized servicemen returning from World War I. Mountain climbing was his favorite sport and he was known to smoke a pipe and or a cigar. In 1925 Pier Giorgio contracted poliomyelitis from the sick and poor people he took care of. Pier Giorgio died at the age of 24 on July 4, 1925. Giorgio is the patron saint of Frassati pipes.

Blessed Pier Giorgio ora pro nobis

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