Books: Father the Flame DVD

Product Number: 001-119-0051

The first feature-length documentary about pipes and pipe smoking, Father the Flame, directed by Chad Terpstra, offers a scintillating vignette into the life and labor behind our hobby, from sourcing, curing, and cutting briar to collecting the finest pieces around. The film follows renowned Michigan carver Lee Von Erck as he travels the world to explore the art of pipe making and gives insight into how meaningful the hobby can be. It features several interviews with esteemed artisan pipe makers Hiroyuki Tokutomi, Lars and Nanna Ivarsson, and Mimmo Romeo, one of the most respected briar cutters in the world. Also featured are prominent collectors, experts, and industry leaders, including Smokingpipes CEO Sykes Wilford. Father the Flame offers a contemplative and immersive look into the cultural and spiritual significance of pipes and what they can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.

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Customer Reviews (3 Total)
Overall Rating:
5.00 out of 5 stars
True Feast For Pipe-lovers
October 07, 2020
Product: Books Father the Flame DVD
If you love pipes like I think you do, treat yourself to this excellent documentary on the subject. You’ll find briar-cutter-to-the-pipecarving-stars Mimmo Romeo, celebrated American carvers Lee Van Erck and Jeff Gracik, captain of (pipe) industry Sy... Read More
Through The Roof Production!
August 24, 2020
Product: Books Father the Flame DVD
First off, the production quality of this movie, starting with the opening credits, is top notch. Not at all what I expected from a documentary movie on pipe making. It was very nice to "get to know" the featured makers, their histories, pe... Read More
Must See for Pipe Smokers!
November 21, 2023
Product: Books Father the Flame DVD
It's beautiful to see how pipe crafting is passed down through the generations as well as the briar procurement and cutting! It also pays homage to the North American Indians who invented the pipe!