Wessex pipes are handcrafted at the Lorenzetti factory, for the tobacco company of the same name. Founded in 1934 by master pipe carver Otello Lorenzetti, the factory remains headquartered in the family’s original house in Macerata, Italy. Only the finest Italian briar is used for all Wessex pipes. Italian rustication influences can be seen in rustic & sandblasted pipes while many pieces feature sterling silver bands. Wessex offers up a traditional variety of shapes, without hurting the wallet.