Each Tim West briar pipe is crafted by hand, by Tim for the best design and smoke possible. Tim made his first pipe in 1967 and went full time as a pipemaker in 1975. Only the best quality fully cured Greek briar goes into a Tim West pipe. Tim's designer shapes are designed for eye appeal as well as a great smoke. All processes, step by step, are natural processes insuring a sweet, cool smoke for every recipient of a Tim West Briar pipe.