Italy-based Brebbia has been making tobacco pipes since 1953. Today it produces nearly 35,000 air-cured briars per year. The shapes are modifications 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. Brebbia isn't a pipe you can go wrong with. Production is always careful and perfect, 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 over many years of successful work, which could be summed up in two words: high quality.