Pipes had been the main method of smoking tobaccos long before the Europeans discovered the new world. Since the 16th Century European smokers have used a wide range of materials to smoke tobaccos and many of these are still used today. The most common material to make pipes from is Briar, the heart of the root of the heath bush. Clay and Porcelain were once common place in the UK and Europe, but now are mainly just collected and only smoked by a small number.
Here at GQ Tobaccos we carry an extensive range of Factory and Artisan crafted pipes, in a range of materials, shapes and sizes.