American Estates: E. Wilke Smooth Billiard
, like American pipe making itself, tend to run the gamut of both conventional and unconventional shaping. From the English inspired vintage factory marques like Kaywoodie and WDC and the more modern American workshop of BriarWorks International; to the often Italian inspired old guard of American artisan pipemakers such as Mark Tinsky, Lee von Erck, and J.T. Cooke; to today's Japanese/Danish inspired craftsmen including Adam Davidson, Todd Johnson, Yeti, Pete Prevost, Ernie Markle, Abe Herbaugh, and more.
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