France has a long history of crafting quality tobacco pipes for the world market. St. Claude, France, for example, was actually the birthplace of the briar pipe itself. Often featuring more diminutive proportions than their Italian or American counterparts, French pipes account for many of the classic shapes you know and love today. From figural wood carving to timeless and elegant bent Billiards, our selection of French estate
pipes offer a variety of French designs at some of the best prices around.
What is an estate pipe, exactly? An estate pipe is any pipe that has been previously owned by someone else, including both smoked and unsmoked offerings. Each estate pipe that we sell has undergone a thorough cleaning and disinfecting regimen before it is ever offered for sale. Estate pipes are generally far less expensive than a new pipe of the same make, thereby representing an excellent value for the money, and for many smokers, a way to sample the wares of pipe makers they might not otherwise be able to afford.
To learn more about how we grade estate pipes, check out our estate grading policy page. For more information on trading in your own estate pipes, check out our trade-in policy