Phillip Trypis has been a pipe maker in Canada for well over 40 years. Originally from Greece, his experience ranges from cutting burls in a briar mill to making litterally thousands of pipes out of his home in the hamlet of Oakwood, Ontario. Brigham pipes benefitted from Phillip's skills where he worked for a number of years. There he directed the pipe production of the company when it was producing over 50,000 a year. Even though he left to start his own pipe shop, he still imported briar and turned tens of thousands of bowls for Brigham not to mention produce a large number of his own branded pipes.
Just over a year ago, Phillip had a serious fall and although he is back making pipes, he is unable to travel around to sell them as he once did. He has asked me to help him in that effort.
The pipes listed below are some of his best work made from decades old MF and R ebuchaums as well as some recently purchased Italian plateaux. The prices are excellent, especially given the age and quality of the briar used. In fact, I would venture to say that these pipes have no peers, especially below the $100.00 price. You must be the judge.
Many of the styles are traditional in form although Phillip has a number of freehand styles that are both familiar and off the beaten path. The vast majority of the higher priced pipes are very large pieces to be sure. Except where the pipe was of unusual shape or size, the frame sizes are 7.15" x 3" so you can get an idea of the scale.
Contact me if you would like more pictures of a specific pipe. I will try and get them to you as soon as I can. Also note, this is only a fraction of the selection that I have on hand. If you are looking for something similar to what you see here, just ask and I will check the inventory.