Brebbia started manufacturing pipes in 1953 in Italy and produces nearly 35,000 air cured briar pipes annually. Brebbia was initially a partnership between Brebbia founder Enea Buzzi and Achille Savinelli of Savinelli pipes. Brebbia continues a 60 year tradition of pipe making. The shapes are modification of Italian classics in smooth, sandblasted, or wire-wheel rusticated. Some stems are hand cut from cumberland rod, with a majority from vulcanite or acrylic bits. For the last few decades, many of Brebbia's pipes have been made by a number of small, otherwise independent pipe manufacturers, being marketed under the trade name Brebbia. For the northern European market, 9mm filter pipes are being produced, some of which employ VAUEN's Konex system (which ensures a good seat of the filter). The production, which is always careful and perfect, has continued in a traditional way for 60 years, using old lathes for the first steps, but finishing every piece by hand. The secret of their manufacture, if we may put it this way, is the respect for the traditions with the experience acquired in several years of successful work, which could be summed up in two words: high quality.