pipe maker from Tyrol, Austria | since 2014
Christian and the pipes
I will never forget the feeling: the year 2000, 16 years old, my first pipe. Peace, serenity, conviviality – an incomparable experience for the senses. I felt grounded, fulfilled.
In 2014 my father-in-law gave me a carving knife. As a craftsman I wanted to try it right away – and made my first very own pipe ... out of a chunk of cherrywood and on the living room table. From that moment on I was addicted to pipe making – with all my heart and soul.
For me there is no nicer job, no community more unhurried.
My pipe making principles
unique - high quality - close to nature - rustic - elegant – freehand
My pipes are made with the least possible use of machines. Pipes from ruetzpipes are unique. I only use high quality materials (mostly from Europe) – since wood is a natural material, any inclusions that do not affect the quality are just an expression of naturalness & imperfect perfection. If I had to describe my own style, I would immediately think of "rustic elegance". I love bark elements, rustication, roughness paired with classical shapes and elegance.
The ruetzpipes family
the good-hearted soul
quality management & workers' council
management – CEO