An artisan carver from Ottawa, Kansas, Alexander Hasty often crafts pipes with a strong degree of visual momentum and dynamism, with great attention and skill paid to the stem and button. His shaping style often incorporates Danish design cues, and his interpretations of classic Danish shapes often fit into the general aesthetic of modern American artisan pipe making, rendering compact forms with muscular proportions and adding slightly firmer lines to the Danish tradition's use of supple curvature and flowing gesture. He cites J. Alan, Yeti, and Jess Chonowitsch's approaches to classic shapes as influences and appreciates the inspirational challenge of crafting the perfect archetype of a pipe-chart standard.
Most of the briar that Hasty uses is Italian from Mimmo Romeo, but he also sources Grecian briar from Makis Minetos on occasion — these men are regarded as two of the world's most highly respected briar cutters. Alexander's pipes typically present traditional color palettes in smooth or sandblasted finishes, with Hasty particularly fond of dark stains, or natural finishes when the briar allows.
Every Alexander Hasty pipe combines quality materials and fine craftsmanship with tasteful shapes elevated by artful finishes and superlative stems, and all are stamped with Hasty's logo and the year they were completed. Explore his latest work below.