These artisan pipes are made in Phil’s Sacramento workshop, using high quality materials and custom machinery. Unlike many other pipe makers, Rivara pipes are left to show the natural pit marks of the briar. These are formed by grains of sand/soil from the fertile Mediterranean costs, the briar is grown. Phil’s attention to detail and unique take on classic shapes, combined with quality of materials results in some stunning final pieces. Many in the online smoking communities collect and frequently smoke “PR” pipes.
All the Phil Rivara pipes are one offs and the one you see in the pictures is the one you get.