The late Briarblues. Smokingpipes. The Piperack. Pulvers’ Briar. These were and are my favorite American online pipe dealers. Mike, Sykes or Marty are at least as passionate about pipes as I am and they can teach me a thing or two. They know me and what matters to me in a pipe. Mike and Marty have refused to sell me pipes I was in love with. Not because they’re sadists, but because they knew these pipes were not for me. And they were right.
Quality Briar seems to be the same kind of business. Before selling me a pipe, Nick wants to talk to me in order to learn my taste and to serve me to his best ability. He answers honestly to my questions, even when he knows his replies will prevent me from purchasing a pipe. That’s the kind of pipe dealer I trust and I love to do business with.
My first purchase will definitely not be my last one.
-Erwin Van Hove, Belgium
I decided to write something when i got the pipes from Nick.