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.

OUTSTANDING Hand made MrBrog original indian style smoking pipe CALUME BROWN
OUTSTANDING Hand made MrBrog original indian style smoking pipe CALUME BROWN
$45.67
Luxury Smoking Pipe SHIP 61 Carved Tobacco Pipes ECO Pear Wood + 9mm Filter
Luxury Smoking Pipe SHIP 61 Carved Tobacco Pipes ECO Pear Wood + 9mm Filter
$18.32
Mr Brog Lakota Tobacco Pipe Model No Indian Peace Ebony Pear Wood Roots
Mr Brog Lakota Tobacco Pipe Model No Indian Peace Ebony Pear Wood Roots
$72.16
VERY NICE VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOODEN PIPE 475 INCHES LONG
VERY NICE VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOODEN PIPE 475 INCHES LONG
$8.36
MrBrog original smoking pipe nr 301 Teak classic  Cherrywood  Hand made
MrBrog original smoking pipe nr 301 Teak classic Cherrywood Hand made
$52.79
New Smoking Pipe Cellectible Briar Ebony Wood SA 324 Free Shipping
New Smoking Pipe Cellectible Briar Ebony Wood SA 324 Free Shipping
$12.99
MrBrog original smoking pipe pipa pfeife Nr 304 GALWAY Brown SW hand made
MrBrog original smoking pipe pipa pfeife Nr 304 GALWAY Brown SW hand made
$54.55
Vintage straight pipe in case amber colour and wood
Vintage straight pipe in case amber colour and wood
$3.84
Vintage Carved Wood 4 Slot Pipe Rack Stand Display Fisherman Head Display 12
Vintage Carved Wood 4 Slot Pipe Rack Stand Display Fisherman Head Display 12
$38.64
Brand New Briar Carved Ebony Wood Smoking Pipe SA340 5 Free Shipping
Brand New Briar Carved Ebony Wood Smoking Pipe SA340 5 Free Shipping
$14.99
Yao Hill Tribe Wood  Stone Smoking Pipe
Yao Hill Tribe Wood Stone Smoking Pipe
$27.00
New Smoking Pipe Cellectible Briar Ebony Wood P Pipe 5 inch Free Shipping
New Smoking Pipe Cellectible Briar Ebony Wood P Pipe 5 inch Free Shipping
$14.99
Handmade Stone Crystal Smoking Pipe Bowl Ceramic Glass Wood Metal Alternative
Handmade Stone Crystal Smoking Pipe Bowl Ceramic Glass Wood Metal Alternative
$9.99
Brand new olive wood pipe PARONELLI bent handmade
Brand new olive wood pipe PARONELLI bent handmade
$150.00
Tobacco Pipe London Walnut Pear Wood Roots Hand Made Smoking Free Shipping
Tobacco Pipe London Walnut Pear Wood Roots Hand Made Smoking Free Shipping
$30.95

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.