Becker pipes were started by Fritz Becker, but are now exclusively made by his son, Paolo, who has been carving pipes since the late 1970s in Rome, Italy. The brand launched with their names stamped on the shank in 1979, as prior pieces were unmarked. Fritz was a very talented artisan and Paolo absorbed knowledge when they began carving pipes together. Prior to Fritz's death in 1991, each Becker pipe was worked by both men.

Stylistically, Becker pipes are unique in the world. Absorbing some aspects of Italian design and natural-born artistry, many pipes from this maker can be easily recognized from a silhouette. While the pipes are either smooth or sandblasted, their features remain rather constant. Bowls are often standard and set against a very delicate, pencil shank or have the stem turned to a very small diameter around the airway like a Victorian lady's dress. The separation of mass adds delicacy that is often a defining characteristic of Paolo. Unusual for many Italian artisans, Paolo works with both acrylic and vulcanite rod for the stems and refrains from heavy accent materials. Instead; he may grace a shank with a delicate wafer of boxwood or silver. While briar is the most common material for him to use, he also sandblasts morta and strawberry wood, each with very unique and desirable characteristics. Paolo grades his pipes similar to playing cards and the better the hand (and stamped to match), the more rare and expensive the pipe.

A History of Becker Pipes
The Becker Grading Guide.

13 Becker pipes in this category.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Sandblasted Bent Stack (Two Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Bent Stack (Two Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0563
Your Price: $480.00

Sandblasted Brandy with Silver (Two Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Brandy with Silver (Two Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0549
$575.00 $517.50
You Save: $57.50!

Sandblasted Morta Cherrywood Becker Sandblasted Morta Cherrywood 
SKU: 002-007-0564
Your Price: $560.00

Sandblasted Morta Pickaxe Becker Sandblasted Morta Pickaxe 
SKU: 002-007-0565
Your Price: $560.00

Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Apple (Four Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Apple (Four Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0567
Your Price: $585.00

Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Stack (Four Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Stack (Four Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0571
Your Price: $585.00

Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Dublin (Three Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Dublin (Three Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0561
$640.00 $576.00
You Save: $64.00!

Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Sitter (Four Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Sitter (Four Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0572
Your Price: $585.00

Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Stack (Four Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Stack (Four Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0568
Your Price: $585.00

Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Stack (Three Clubs) Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Stack (Three Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0518
$630.00 $567.00
You Save: $63.00!

Smooth Acorn (Four Hearts) Becker Smooth Acorn (Four Hearts) 
SKU: 002-007-0527
$1,160.00 $1,044.00
You Save: $116.00!

Smooth Rhodesian (Three Hearts) Becker Smooth Rhodesian (Three Hearts) 
SKU: 002-007-0474
$840.00 $756.00
You Save: $84.00!

Smooth Tomato with Horn (Three Hearts) Becker Smooth Tomato with Horn (Three Hearts) 
SKU: 002-007-0574
Your Price: $840.00

002-007-0460 Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Apple with Silver Army Mount (Four Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0460
SOLD

002-007-0508 Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Bent Stack (Three Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0508
SOLD

002-007-0507 Becker Sandblasted Strawberry Wood Stack (Three Clubs) 
SKU: 002-007-0507
SOLD

002-007-0453 Becker Smooth Billiard (Four Diamonds) 
SKU: 002-007-0453
SOLD


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