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We are happy and proud to introduce a new pipe maker in our line of individual high grade pipe makers. Gian Maria Gamboni is his name. A relative young talent not widely known – yet. Gian is from Italy and in his mid forties; he has been making pipes in the past 5-6 years. He picked up his original inspiration from the classic British shapes that he learned to love and admirer while he was a young boy, seeing his father enjoying them.

We are happy and proud to introduce a new pipe maker in our line of individual high grade pipe makers. Gian Maria Gamboni is his name. A relative young talent not widely known – yet. Gian is from Italy and in his mid forties; he has been making pipes in the past 5-6 years. He picked up his original inspiration from the classic British shapes that he learned to love and admirer while he was a young boy, seeing his father enjoying them.

Pipes with a touch of humor

Gian has an almost magic way to dissolve and loosen up the very straight and organized image of the classic pipes – often with a touch of humor, well balanced and without overdoing it. This is exactly why we love his pipes – they add a new and fresh breeze to as well the classic shapes as to many fancy and artistic free-hands around. Gamboni pipes has a clear style of their own, please have a look and welcome Gian Maria.

We offer unique Gamboni smoking pipes online! Gian Maria Gamboni makes his pipes in a very unique way with a touch of a classic design. Worldwide shipping

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Gamboni Handmade Pipes

Gian Maria Gamboni is an Italian pipe maker who was born in Florence in 1970, though now lives in Rome. Given his immersion in Renaissance art in his youth and memories of his father (a sculptor and pipe smoker whose studio was often visited by other artist/pipe smokers) while in England, it’s no surprise Gamboni wanted to make his own mark in the world of finer things. He picked up pipe smoking in the 1990s and has loved it since. After visiting Becker & Musico in 2007, he made his first pipe (Becker’s influence in shaping can clearly be seen in his work).

In 2011 Gamboni began to grade his pipes using golfing terminology, which he further revised in 2013. For smooth pipes, the stamps are “Skins Game” and “Stableford”. Sandblasted pipes are stamped “Fairway” or “Putting Green”, while “Teeing Ground” is reserved for rusticated pipes. For his best pieces, he stamps “Hole In One”, which is, perhaps, a good way to express excitement and rarity of the piece. Each of his stems are hand-cut from vulcanite rod with turned, incorporated tenons. Courtesy, SmokingPipes.com

Gian Maria Gamboni about himself:

I was born in Florence, Italy, but usually I live between Rome, Milan and the west coast of Sardinia. I currently work as network engineer in Switzerland.

Pipes are my passion, about fifteen years ago, when I began to collect smoking pipes, I would have never thought that one day I would build my own pipes, but in 2007, the curiosity brought me to make the first one. It was a surprize for me when that same day a friend of mine took that brand new pipe for himself. Then I made a second one, and so on. Each pipe is unique in shape, dimensions and color, crafted by hand from the aged bare briar block, coming from Liguria or Tuscany, that I personally select in place. All of my stems are made in volcanite starting from the raw rod coming from Germany.I tend to realize smooth and polished pieces, but anyway, during the work, some minor impefection may arise on the wood surface: in that case I will try to blast/rusticate or reserve them for my fireplace.

  • In the picture, I am among the wonders of the ancient Rome scenario. not even half a mile from my house 🙂

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