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Mark Tinsky

Mark Tinsky has quite an interesting story about how he got into pipe making! It started as a fascination in high school when one of his friends (Curt Rollar) got a job working with a pipe maker, smoking a pipe, and traveling vast distances on bicycles. In fact, Mark and Curt not only rode their bikes from New Jersey to Alaska [!], but also through the British Isles, Scandinavia, and mainland Continental Europe before the trip was cut short due to someone stealing their tires during a ferry ride between Greece and Asia Minor. (This fascinating story can be found in full on Mark`s site). Mark and Curt had talked about making pipes together and - through various struggles - were able to have a breakthrough into the market in 1980. Times were different before the internet, and it took a lot of work to develop a brand and wholesale base for budding pipe makers. Their business became the "American Smoking Pipe Co."

Mark Tinsky lives in Montana where he enjoys fly fishing (which is how he and Rad Davis met). His pipes come in a variety of shapes and finishes, though follow mainly classic forms. His finishing ranges from rusticated, sandblasted, to smooth-polished, with many having a combination of finishes while sporting acrylic stems and a variety of accent materials. Mark is also one of the few domestic pipe makers to grade his pipes.

The Mark Tinsky Grading Guide.

8 Mark Tinsky pipes in this category, 2 new.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Coral Liverpool (5) Mark Tinsky Coral Liverpool (5) 
SKU: 002-035-0128   
Your Price: $195.00

Sandblasted Bent Bulldog (5) (One Star) (2013) Mark Tinsky Sandblasted Bent Bulldog (5) (One Star) (2013) 
SKU: 002-035-0137   
Your Price: $245.00

Cabernet Bent Billiard with Exotic Wood (5) (X) (Two Star) Mark Tinsky Cabernet Bent Billiard with Exotic Wood (5) (X) (Two Star) 
SKU: 002-035-0104
Your Price: $425.00

Natural Bent Billiard (4) (One Star) (X) Mark Tinsky Natural Bent Billiard (4) (One Star) (X) 
SKU: 002-035-0100
Your Price: $275.00

Pristine Bent Pot (One Star) Mark Tinsky Pristine Bent Pot (One Star) 
SKU: 002-035-0075
Your Price: $240.00

Sandblasted Bent Apple with Silver (5) (One Star) Mark Tinsky Sandblasted Bent Apple with Silver (5) (One Star) 
SKU: 002-035-0086
Your Price: $295.00

Tan Sandblasted Bent Billiard (4) (Two Stars) Mark Tinsky Tan Sandblasted Bent Billiard (4) (Two Stars) 
SKU: 002-035-0089
Your Price: $235.00

Tan Sandblasted Bent Bulldog with Red Palm (Two Star) (5) Mark Tinsky Tan Sandblasted Bent Bulldog with Red Palm (Two Star) (5) 
SKU: 002-035-0132
Your Price: $295.00

002-035-0044 Mark Tinsky Partially Rusticated Bent Apple 
SKU: 002-035-0044

002-035-0040 Mark Tinsky Rusticated Bent Apple with Spalted Tamarind 
SKU: 002-035-0040

002-035-0045 Mark Tinsky Sandblasted Acorn 
SKU: 002-035-0045

002-035-0043 Mark Tinsky Sandblasted Paneled Bent Billiard with Spalted Tamarind 
SKU: 002-035-0043

002-035-0047 Mark Tinsky Smooth Bent Billiard with Bocote 
SKU: 002-035-0047

002-035-0042 Mark Tinsky Smooth Bent Bulldog with Bocote 
SKU: 002-035-0042

002-035-0046 Mark Tinsky Smooth Billiard with Bocote 
SKU: 002-035-0046

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