― [a hat] ―
Artisan: Kjeld Sørensen full time pipe maker since 2003
Markings: "Kjeld" may be stamped under the hat logo of some pipes.
Production (2010): ~ 100 pipes/year
Redmanol is not exactly a pipe brand but the name of a synthetic material, a phenol-formaldehyde resin very close to Bakelite, first developed in 1907 by Leo Hendrik Baekeland. Redmanol and also Condensite were competitors to Bakelite. The courts found that Redmanol and Condensite both infringed on Baekeland's patents, and in 1922 the three companies merged as the "Bakelite Company".
Artisan: Søren Refbjerg Rasmussen (retired).
Pipes for the European market are mostly stamped "Refbjerg"
while those for US are stamped "Søren".
― Handmade, A. Reichert, Germany (In oval) ―
― Handcrafted ―
― Reiner, Pipe Art Design ―
― A ―
― 925 ―
The "Reiner" brand was created by Reiner Klein in 1983. He mainly carved non-filter pipes which is rather rare for a German pipemaker. In 1989 Rüdiger Lutz Will bought the business and the brand. After 9 months Reiner Klein came back and stayed as Will's collaborator until 1997. During this period Reiner Klein was in charge of the production and R. L. Will dealed with marketing and design. When they split, the later continued to market "Reiner" pipes he designed and had them crafted in Germany, Denmark or Holland.
― Reiner Thilo, Freehand ―
― b1 ―
Artisan: Reiner Thilo Bindschädel (born 1961) started
selling his pipes in 2002.
The code on the pipes is composed of a letter and a number.
The number indicates the finish:
The letter is the quality grading (ascending): from "e" to "a".
Exceptional pipes ("Premium") are stamped with their own name.
Production: ~ 120 pipes/year
(Left side) Rembrandt Baltic
(Underside) 625, Italy
― Remington ―
― USA 10―
Artisan: After having studied molecular biology, Adam Remington (born 1983) started to carve pipes in 2009.
Dating: the 2 digit number indicates the year of manufacture
Grading: usualy none, sometimes a "Best" stamp and very exceptional pipes are marked with an A inside of a circle (only 1 pipe from 2009 to 2012).
▲ The two dots disappeared after 2006
― M. REVIAGIN. ―
Artisan: Michail Reviagin (born 1972) started making pipes in 2000.
Neither rustic nor sand-blasted pipes at least until 2011. The pipes never are graded or dated.
Production (2010): ~ 60 pipes/year