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Christian Ruetz


pipe maker from Tyrol, Austria | handmade pipes

Christian and the pipes

A pipe fairy tale: It is the year 2000. Two 16 years old fellows from Tyrol smoke their first pipe. Love at first smoke. Serenity, peace, convivality. Today you would call it awareness. Meditation. But it took some time to cement this relationship.

2014 was the year: With the carving knives of my father-in-law I created my very first pipe … out of a chunk of cherrywood and on the living room table. In retrospect I would say that this was the moment, where I found my passion. From this moment on I was addicted to pipe making – with all my heart and soul. 

Since 2021 I’m officialy a fulltime pipe maker. Lots of work, but lots of happiness. It’s a great feeling to love going to work every single day.


My pipe making philosophy

unique – high quality – close to nature – rustic – elegant – handmade

Maybe it was the carving knives of my warm-hearted father-in-law (some call him „Radagast" with good reason) what brought me into a deep connection with nature when I tried to figure out my own pipe making style. Inspired by the perfect imperfection of nature I want to make the world to a better place – through creative surfaces and combinations, shapes and messages. Technical finesse, artistically expressed and with a mission: When you feel the perfection of nature in its imperfection you are about to discover the key to happiness.

ruetzpipes: rustic elegance, close to nature tolerance, joyful smoking experience. And: Bark, baby!

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the good-hearted soul



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M. MacManus

quality management & workers' council

süße Katze mit Pfeife

C. MacManus

management – CEO


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