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Vintage Fe-Ro Handmade Briar Pipe - New Old Stock (A)

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List Price: $100.00
Your Price: $69.95 RARE PIPE!!!
Item Number: VFRHBP-A
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This is a New-Unsmoked Fe-Ro Briar Pipe - Beautiful Orange Smooth Bowl - 9mm Filtered Push In Stem with Silver Accent Ring - Handmade in Varese Italy - A Very Rare Pipe in Excellent Condition!!!

Northwest of Milan, between Lake Varese and the highest mountain in Italy, Sacro Monte, lies the city of Varese, home to most of the legendary Italian pipe makers dating back to the late 1800s.

Brothers Federico, Francesco, Cornelio, and Carlo started manufacturing pipes in 1911. In 1949, Federico with the help of his sons founded Figli di Federico Rovera, which became the second largest pipe manufacturer in Italy.

Italian briar from the Tuscany region is used exclusively in the fe.ro pipe production. Briar burl is a part of the white heath tree. It grows between the roots and the above ground tree. Burls harvested for fe.ro pipes must be 50 or more years old. They are cut into blocks, then boiled in water for up to 20 hours. This process removes all sap, resin, acid and other flavor distorting constituents.

Over the course of years, the supply of briar from various regions changes characteristics. Italian briar from Tuscany region at present has richer grain than briars harvested in other parts of the country. While smoking characteristics may be the same regardless of grain, it is the visual and esthetic properties of the end product that prompt fe.ro to keep making a bigger initial investment in raw materials in order to have a superior finished product.

The employees are accomplished in the skills required for creating a pipe from beginning to end. The factory uses not only some proprietary tools designed and created on site, but also implements certain proprietary components such as nylon tenons and color matched mastics. This combination of quality and looks delivers a superior product born in the creative hands of master makers of the fe.ro pipe.

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