Don Carlos pipes originated from Maestro Bruto Sordini's passion for classical music and especially for the opera. The pipe maker from Cagli gets his inspiration from music and also listens to it while he is working. His pipes are classical but from time to time he also makes freehand shapes. All pipes are handmade. The briar used for the pipes comes from Calabria and was dried for at least 2 years before it is processed. To make this process as gentle as possible he himself takes on the storage in specially equipped storage shelves outside. All Don Carlos pipes are free of putty and are divided into three categories of quality which are indicated by notes. Very exclusive pipes are fitted with a hand driven silver ring (with the motive of a conductor) and stamped with three notes on the stem. The fine briars are finished by a polish with carnauba wax. The bore of the bowls is left natural so that it also shows the selected quality of the wood from the inside. A sound education at a well-known pipe maker in Italy, long years of independent practice as well as the commitment with regard to the values of the tradition of pipe making, find expression in the Don Carlos pipes.