Old German Clay

16 Total ( 14 Fresh )
+About Clay Pipes
Filter +
Filters
Fresh/Sale +
Price +
Shape +
Finish +
Material +
Stem Material +
Filter +
Weight +
Length +
Chamber Diameter +
Chamber Depth +
Human beings have made use of the unusual natural properties of clay since time immemorial; weave a basket from vines or grass and apply a clay lining along the inside, and you have a form of water-bucket that has been used by countless stone-age societies. Shape, carve, and etch it into the likeness of a god, animal, or ancestor, and you have one of the earliest mediums of three-dimensional art. Process it into a softer, homogenous consistency, roll it, bore out a chamber, insert a length of wire, allow it to dry a day or two, clamp it into a brass or iron mold, dry it some more, then fire it in a kiln, and the result is something which served as the quintessential smoking instrument of Western civilization from the 1600s up until the popularization of briar some two-hundred-odd years later.

Markus Fohr of Old German Pipes continues this clay pipemaking tradition, adhering to the same hand-pressing approach that's been in his family for generations. Based in Montabaur, Germany, Markus uses the prized, white clay of that region (also seen in the area's famed pottery), and some of the original molds he presses date back 240 years.

While clay pipes can be more brittle than those made from briar, they are completely flavor neutral and require no break-in, making them perfect for sampling new blends.

Note: While all of our other pipes are photographed individually, these are not, and you may expect some reasonable, minor degree of cosmetic variation between the example we've photographed and the pipe you receive.

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Billiard

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0007

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Billiard Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0008

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Bishop & Knight

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0017

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Bulldog

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0009

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Bulldog Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0010

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Cutty

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0011

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Cutty Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0012

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Dragon's Claw

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0013

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Dragon's Claw Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0014

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Eagle's Claw

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0005

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Eagle's Claw Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0006

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr German Tavern Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0004

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Studded Bowl

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0015

Old German Clay
FRESH! 
Markus Fohr Studded Bowl Black

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0016

Old German Clay
Churchwarden Tavern

Currently Out of Stock
002-557-0003