Michal Novak Boutique Master Pipe Maker: Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we are always searching for unique products that set the smoking world on fire (pun intended) and add a bit of excitement to a this traditional pastime. We are delighted to have come across Michal Novak who’s work astounded us. Nobody can deny that Michal thinks out of the box when he starts carving one of his masterpieces yet the quality of his work and attention to detail truly compliments the history of pipe smoking. Every time Michal releases a new batch of masterpieces for public viewing he seems to take innovation to a whole new level. The quality of the Briar he uses is outstanding with majority being straight grains and each pipe is a one off free hand.
Michal Novak Freehand:
As all of MIchal Novaks work is freehand and totally unique there is not much more we can say that pictures can’t. As with most of Michals pipes we cannot fully capture the beauty of the pipe in an image so let your imagination go wild and we promise you will not be disappointed.
The grain's are almost flawless around the entire bowl and couldn't have been picked out better by any other pipe maker. If these had a Dunhill stamp on them you'd be adding zero's onto the price tag but thankfully Michal isn't the greedy type, his satisfaction obviously comes from pride in his work. And thankfully with pride comes creativity as many pipe makers revealing a grain like this would not have the confidence to add carvings to the pipe. Not only has Michal added carvings he has gone all out with creativity. Again the carvings are very comfortable in the hand allowing space for a comfortable grip with the thumb behind the bowl whether you are right-handed or left-handed whilst keeping plenty of airflow around the bowl for a cool sweet smoking pipe. The substantial Briar walls also prevents overheating ensuring this pipe will handle the hottest and most vigorous burning tobacco blends.
Sure to be the pinnacle of any pipe collection.
Hand Made Ebonite Stem: Ebonite is the premium material of choice for pipe stems. It is softer on the teeth than Acrylic but does not yellow or stain as easily as Vulcanite. Each one is hand crafted to fit the unique shapes that Michal Novak creates.
ONE OFF PIPE: This is a one off pipe and the pipe in the picture is the exact pipe you will receive. Please note that colour varies depending on your computer monitor and may not replicate the colour exactly.