Artisan: Joseph Prammer (born 1953) begun to carve pipe in 1993 and soon became a Bog-Oak specialist.
Production (2007): ~200 pipes/year
Grading (ascending): C, D, E, EE
Prammer's Bog-Oak pipes are not graded
Preben Holm, CROWN, Hand Made in Denmark
Preben Holm Fancy Matt Hand Made in Denmark C5
Britta Bech by Preben Holm
3 (In circle) Hand Made in Denmark
Preben Holm, Private Collection
A (In circle) Hand Made Denmark
▲ The Private Collection line is from Preben Holm's last period in the late 1970s, early 1980s. The wood was selected by Preben himself and he designed and carved these flawless pipes characterized by an exceptional grain. It was, as he said, the best of the best.
Two gradings systems (see dok):
Early letter grading (ascending): A, B, C, D
"x0x" grading system (ascending): 101, 202, 404, 606 and 808.
Artisan: Preben Holm (1947- †June 8, 1989)
― Prevost (Arched) ―
― 10 ―
― U.S.A. ―
Artisan: Pete Prevost
See also: Medici
― Proctus, De Luxe ―
― Made in Denmark, 40 ―
― Old Briar ―
Artisan: Mimmo Provenzano (born 1968) started carving pipes in 2009. His pipes are distributed by Mario Lubinsky.
Grading (not stamped)
― PS Studio ―
PS Studio pipes are made in St Petersburg. Vladimir Grechukhin designs the pipes and they are manufactured after his instructions by two carvers in the the workshop.
Pipes are also stamped "PS Studio, Handmade, Russia”.
Demin, one of the 2 carvers, stamps his own name on the pieces he makes from the beginning to the end.
Artisan: Will Purdy (born 1958) is a autodidact pipe maker who realized his first pipe in 2000.
Markings: a four numeral stamp indicates the manufacture year.
"Turtle" with a number: exceptional pipes. Each Turtle graded pipe is numbered relative to its production order in Purdy's career.
Extra stampings after the letter grade:
Production: ~ 60 pipes/year