Maigurs Knets is a pipe maker that was born in Latvia in 1962, where he pursued childhood past times of drawing and sculpting before receiving a degree from the art College of Applied Decorative Arts in 1989. In 1990 he moved to the Chicago area to work and apply his skills of design and model making for Industrial Design and hobby industries. This career spanned for twenty years. Maigurs not only adapted very well to new environments, but applied his background in design to a very high level. He became a full-time pipe maker in 2010, and continues to create pieces in briar and other woods for pipes and sculptures. Fully appreciating natural forms and applied designs in Art Nouveau, his pieces are as well made as they are beautiful. A considerable amount of his briar pieces are sculpted with extremely sharp carbide burrs, which is what allows him to create such details that cannot be achieved with sanding disks and lathes.

Maigurs creates extraordinary pipes that range from interpreted classics to very ornate Art Nouveau sculptures. His pipes can be smooth, rusticated, sandblasted, or a combination of these textures. The stems and bits are fantastic in their construction, and you will notice his hand-turned, polished tenons from solid ebonite, which is a sign of detailed craftsmanship.

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7 Maigurs Knets pipes in this category.

Finish: Shape: Price:

Sandblasted Camellia Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Camellia 
SKU: 002-519-0047
Your Price: $625.00

Sandblasted Rose Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Rose 
SKU: 002-519-0045
Your Price: $600.00

Sandblasted Small Leaf (336) Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Small Leaf (336) 
SKU: 002-519-0042
Your Price: $600.00

Sandblasted Small Turtle (339) Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Small Turtle (339) 
SKU: 002-519-0043
Your Price: $600.00

Smooth Aussie Turtle (342) Maigurs Knets Smooth Aussie Turtle (342) 
SKU: 002-519-0044
Your Price: $1,300.00

Smooth Bent Freehand with Pine Cone Maigurs Knets Smooth Bent Freehand with Pine Cone 
SKU: 002-519-0033
Your Price: $875.00

Smooth Red Bent Egg Maigurs Knets Smooth Red Bent Egg 
SKU: 002-519-0040
Your Price: $780.00

002-519-0027 Maigurs Knets Partially Sandblasted Holly Calla Lily (3/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0027
SOLD

002-519-0031 Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Aussie Kangaroo 
SKU: 002-519-0031
SOLD

002-519-0005 Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Billiard with Masur Birch and Afzelia Burl (2 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0005
SOLD

002-519-0002 Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Calla Lilly "Melancholy" (2 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0002
SOLD

002-519-0028 Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Leaping Fish (3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0028
SOLD

002-519-0001 Maigurs Knets Sandblasted Long Shank Turtle (2 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0001
SOLD

002-519-0030 Maigurs Knets Smooth Aussie Calla Lily 
SKU: 002-519-0030
SOLD

002-519-0022 Maigurs Knets Smooth "Boulle" Lovat (3/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0022
SOLD

002-519-0034 Maigurs Knets Smooth Cavalier with Pine Cone 
SKU: 002-519-0034
SOLD

002-519-0003 Maigurs Knets Smooth Fish (Cicada Stamp/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0003
SOLD

002-519-0025 Maigurs Knets Smooth Leaping Fish Volcano (6) (3/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0025
SOLD

002-519-0009 Maigurs Knets Smooth Long Shank Turtle (3/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0009
SOLD

002-519-0004 Maigurs Knets Smooth Prince (2 Stars/2 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0004
SOLD

002-519-0020 Maigurs Knets Smooth "Spring" Fugu (Cicada Stamp/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0020
SOLD

002-519-0035 Maigurs Knets Smooth Squat Brandy with Pine Cone 
SKU: 002-519-0035
SOLD

002-519-0021 Maigurs Knets Smooth Wallstreet II (3/3 Stars) 
SKU: 002-519-0021
SOLD


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