Kolyo Demirev

Kolyo lives Kazanlak, Bulgaria about 135 miles (220 km) from the capital Sofia. While living in Prague, Czech Republic working as an electrician he and a friend decided to buy a small tobacco shop there. He was smitten & began pipe making. “everything was like magic. In 2011 Kolyo bought some briar blocks and began to learn from other pipe makers.

His knowledge & skills improved and in a few years his pipes were selling well in Prague and Bohemia. Then he moved back to Bulgaria to make pipes full-time.

His style is very much Mitteleuropa influenced by the Danes & Germans. When you run your finger over a pipe there is no shank/stem seam you can feel. He uses Grade A German ebonite and Italian briar. Maxim