Ferndown pipes by Les Wood embody the revival of English pipe making that was initiated by Ashton in the early 1980s. Oil treated in the tradition of both Dunhill and Ashton, Les Wood pipes are renowned for their pleasant, slightly nutty flavor and remarkable smoking characteristics. About 90% of them are made in rusticated "Bark" finish and the balance are a smooth "Reo", "Root" or "Premier " sandblast. Les Wood was the master silver at Alfred Dunhill Ltd. before starting L. & J.S. 90% of Ferndowns have silver work & all have hand cut stems from grade German "A" Vulcanite that doesn't discolor.
Premiers' are bowls turned by Les & Dolly Wood, sandblasted by Michael Parks, then back to Britain for staining, stemming, silver work and finishing. Premiers are exclusive to pipes2smoke.com. The Ferndown pipe represents the best of England's "5th generation" of quality pipe makers.
Black Bark, Ancient Bark - more red highlights, Antique Bark - tan, Reo - smooth burgundy/black , Root - smooth natural
Root SG - Straight Grain - no sandpits, Tudor Root totally clean grain. 1,2 or 3 * is the pipe size.
LES WOOD HAS RETIRED. FERNDOWN PIPES ARE NO LONGER BEING MADE. THESE 3 WERE MADE AT DIFFERENT TIMES. # 1 pre 2010, # 11 & # 12 2015 app. THESE BRIARS' ARE WELL AGED.