Axel Reichert from the German state of Saarland has been sidelining as a pipemaker since 1998 and has been represented by Pfeifenstudio Frank in Rheinbach since 2006. He owes a lot of his skills to Rainer Barbi, who still accompanies him with advice today.
Selecting his own top quality plateau briar and making his ebonite stems by hand is particularly important to Axel Reichert. The technical execution of his work is beyond any doubt, but what really impresses is his completely new perspective on the pipe as an object.
Innovative shapes and a maximum of creative variety combined with precise
craftmanship allow for ever new exciting pipes to emerge, which - on top of
their actual purpose - are candy to the eye and a pleasure to handle.