@Balkisobrains, those are some beautifil pipes! Thanks for the information on Junior 2765, I'm planning to buy a black one from that shape, it is very unique - how would you call that shape? Acorn? :?
I like the Jumbos, Fat Bobs, Ninjas, Meerschaum classic line and also the Sun series. So I have enough to choose from.
But at first, I will start with an unsmoked estate Lovat shape, a Brebbia 7003 Classica Argento. I'm trading in my Peterson bulldog for it.
This thread may start a Brebbia revival. I hadn't thought about Brebbie in several years. I may not buy another Italian pipe, but I'll sure notice Brebbia when I spot them. It's like a different brand than when I was shopping them in around 2012. Weird bulging shanks, odd flat little bowls, everything finished in black (not everything but most). I think Brebbia marketing made a wrong turn in the U.S. around that time.
@mso, I hope that at least some will pay more attention to these nice pipes. I don't know so much about the American pipe market, but I think in Europe they are one of the more known producers - but not among the most popular. Anyhow, their shapes and unique designs bring some colour and variety to the current pipe market on available prices. They are somewhere in the middle with classic shapes, italian designs and some different point of view. Interesting, I would say. I can't wait for my first Brebbia, I will receive it on the next week if everything goes well.
I've 5 Brebbias and I love them...good smokers and the simplicity of the form of the bowl pleases me...never owned a Costello and never will...reason for this is simple. In my experience so called expensive pipes are sometimes hyped...I have 2 Dunhills,Astons and I smoke them couple time during longer period of time...Nordings,Chacoms,Big Bens and Brebbias...todays choice for a old man.
From this thread, I'd guess Brebbia got the marketing right in Europe but not the U.S. When they did a push in the U.S., they were in their bulging shank phase, and though it was interesting, it didn't promote sales. They've never quite hit their stride here. We're still in the, "Oh, what's that?" phase. They need to show up on one of the major online retailers with a wide selection of pipes and sizes, traditional and a few less traditional, to show off what they can do, with tempting but not low-ball prices. They could still do a break through, so they wouldn't get this kind of thread.
additionally I love their tobacco blend Allegro it's literally the only aromatic that's in my list of must have on hand tobaccos. Nothing against aromatics they just rarely hit that level of enjoyment for me. That's just a side note. Oh
it isn't one of the black ones. It's one of the "natural" colored ones, and has a mesmerizing grain pattern.
I just ordered this Brebbia from Smoking Pipes, it is a Mara Bianca, which is a limewood stummel finished white, with a Meerschaum chamber. I am anxious to get my hands on it, liking the Author shapes, and being curious about meerschaum chambers:
@michiganlover that is a nice looking pipe. And personally I really recommend meer lined pipes. It really is the best of both worlds. Basically it's a lot like smoking a meer that isn't so temperamental.