5 J&J Pipes
J&J Artisan Pipes consists of John Klose and Jared Coles, two friends from the Central Valley of California. They met each other and found a common passion for Pipe Smoking. In the year 2009, they began a series of conversations that would result in the purchase of two pipe kits. By the time those were done, fate had spoken. After completing their college degrees, the partnership met back up in the last half of 2011 to gear up for the West Coast Pipe show in Las Vegas. Countless hours of research and development, practice, and some tutoring from Jeff Gracik has finally come to fruition.
They craft their pipes from Mediterranean briar and shape them with a disk sander, utilizing many 'shape first, drill second' techniques. All of their stems are made by hand from German ebonite or cast acrylic and are fit with Delrin tenons. Their pipes are available either in smooth or rusticated finishes and can sometimes have accents of acrylic or exotic woods.
Check out this video to hear from John and Jared and to see the duo at work.