Wood pipes have been around for hundreds of years. The woods chosen by pipe carvers have included maple, hazel, rosewood, walnut, elm, wild pear, boxwood, oak, apple and cherry.

Road Town PipeDublin Half Bent Saddle Style Briar wood pipe  unsmoked
Road Town PipeDublin Half Bent Saddle Style Briar wood pipe unsmoked
$38.00
vintage German wood 3 ittle bears and Goldylock mint 1950s
vintage German wood 3 ittle bears and Goldylock mint 1950s
$15.00
HS STUDIO pipe Briar wood pipe  unsmoked
HS STUDIO pipe Briar wood pipe unsmoked
$52.00
HS Studio Pipe Arhat Bamboo pipe Briar wood pipe  unsmoked
HS Studio Pipe Arhat Bamboo pipe Briar wood pipe unsmoked
$57.00
Huge Stone pipe Briar wood pipe  unsmoked
Huge Stone pipe Briar wood pipe unsmoked
$44.00
HS STUDIO pipeReversed Calabash Briar wood pipe  unsmoked
HS STUDIO pipeReversed Calabash Briar wood pipe unsmoked
$43.00
HUKEs pipe Briar Wood Pipe  unsmoked
HUKEs pipe Briar Wood Pipe unsmoked
$73.00
Handmade Nature Ebony Wood Tobacco Smoking Pipe Set Pouch Stand 10 Filters Z5P0
Handmade Nature Ebony Wood Tobacco Smoking Pipe Set Pouch Stand 10 Filters Z5P0
$14.99
MacQueen Prospector Lord of the Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe Smoke Rings Ash Wood
MacQueen Prospector Lord of the Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe Smoke Rings Ash Wood
$52.90
Vintage Kaywoodie Briar Wood Pipe
Vintage Kaywoodie Briar Wood Pipe
$26.00
GENUINE WOOD HONEY COLOR 6 PIPE RACK STAND  NEW  Pfeifenstnder
GENUINE WOOD HONEY COLOR 6 PIPE RACK STAND NEW Pfeifenstnder
$65.00
4Wood Tobacco Box With Bat
4Wood Tobacco Box With Bat
$1.00
MacQueen The Tempest Lord of the Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe Smoke Rings Ash Wood
MacQueen The Tempest Lord of the Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe Smoke Rings Ash Wood
$49.90
GENUINE RED SHISAM WOOD GLOSSY FINISH 5 PIPE RACK STAND  NEW  Pfeifenstnder
GENUINE RED SHISAM WOOD GLOSSY FINISH 5 PIPE RACK STAND NEW Pfeifenstnder
$85.00
Kaywoodie Prime Grain Imported Briar Wood Tobacco Pipe
Kaywoodie Prime Grain Imported Briar Wood Tobacco Pipe
$17.58

Master carvers choose the species of tree they use for their pipes very carefully, as well as the section of wood that is specifically needed for each pipe. Slower growing trees provide more resistance to climate, with winter offering harder and denser wood. Those trees that grow in rocky, dry soils in higher areas are chosen for their tight grain and strength.

The very first wood pipes to be carved in Europe were actually copied from Native American examples and also from the first generation of European clay pipes. The earliest recorded wood pipe production was found in Germany in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The first wood pipes commercially produced were originally made by individual pipe makers or very small shops.