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Marca Smoking Pipes
Pipes that are comfortable and durable

The range of pipes which is becoming very significant in the South African pipe world.

The Marca range comes from a family-owned pipe factory which specialises in producing private label pipes with comparable qualities to slot into such price gaps. This innovation, combined with a real enthusiasm and love for the trade, has been so successful that (having completed university studies) the fourth generation came into the business in 2005.
Buying is a process of advice and negotiation – deciding which finishes and shapes offer the best value for the price the buyer wants to pay: “maybe go for a slightly smaller / different bowl”.
In this way we (the buyer) can fill in the price and shape gaps in the range of pipes we offer to you the pipe smoker; and from the supplier point of view the factory has a more efficient production run.

We have worked with the manufacturer of our Marca pipes for 10 years with marked success: Marca Parma, Marca 6, Marca Mignon, Marca Sport have all been exceptionally well accepted as quality pipes at reasonable prices.
In fact, a considerable percentage of the Private Label pipes we see in the USA come from this Italian business enterprise. The buyer chooses a shape or shapes from the large (and I mean large) stockholding of prepared (cured and turned) bowls, specifies the price range and colour, and the bowls are selected and the pipes finished accordingly.

To summarise the factory philosophy for pipe making:
“By having cost-efficient production runs, with 2 or 3 grades of finishes included, they can produce better value for money pipes than most other pipe manufacturers.”

Marca Smoking Pipes Dry

 

Cross section of the Marca Dry pipe showing 'sump'For many years we have said that dry-smoking pipes are technically the best-designed pipes for all and sundry pipe smokers. By “dry-smoking” we mean a pipe with a built-in moisture trap
Bent pipes are usually the most effective, and in addition tend to be much lighter on the jaw. Particularly for new pipe smokers, they ease the way.
Our customers have confirmed this.

As prices for this type of pipe were rising, we wanted to find a pipe at a more reasonable price.

So, in 2012 we sat down with them to discuss the possibility
of a Marca Dry pipe for us.

 

A pipe with a “sump” which collects the moisture that forms naturally as the pipe is smoked (a pipe is a natural filter).
This produces a much drier smoking experience.

Because the design would be new to the factory, and it would have to be slotted in to their already busy production, we would need to be patient. The wait has been worth it.
The pipes are stunning.

Marca Dry pipes Shapes 104 and 205, Smooth or Sandblast, Saddle or TaperMarca Dry pipes Shape 120, Smooth or Sandblast, Saddle or Taper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shape 120 (above right) is free-standing:
It’s stability is a good example of the skill of the pipe maker,
and the care given to the feel and balance of each pipe.

Three shapes in both smooth and sandblast, showing excellent grain patterns with minimal surface imperfections.
Saddle (top row) or Taper (bottom row) mouthpiece, whichever pleases your eye.

Three shapes in both smooth and sandblastThree shapes in both smooth and sandblast

Saddle, smooth: 54-MarDrySSm R650.00 Buy Now
Taper, smooth: 54-MarDryTSm R650.00 Buy Now
Saddle, sandblast: 54-MarDrySSb R650.00 Buy Now
Taper, sandblast: 54-MarDryTSb R650.00 Buy Now

Shapes and Sizes - YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'BUY NOW'

Note: clean the sump regularly with a folded pipe cleaner (and a shot of pipe spray) – to enjoy fresh smoking for many years. A “filter” may be used to mop up excess moisture, helping to keep the moisture trap clean and dry.
Since the moisture runs down into the sump, there is less likelihood of its being absorbed into the shank.
An adapter is included for use when you choose not to insert the filter.

Each pipe is boxed, and includes an adapter, and also samples of three different 6mm “filters”:
Balsa, Charcoal, and Paper Tube


Marca Smoking Pipes
SNUG

Marca Snug Smoking PipeMarca Snug Smoking Pipe – fitted with a Teflon peg, offering a 6mm option
– a compact, pocket pipe
– fitted with a Teflon peg, offering a 6mm option.

Pretty-well unique in today’s pipe world.

Two chubby shapes, designed to fit neatly and comfortably into hand or pocket; saddle or taper mouthpiece.
Marca Snug Smoking Pipe
Sandblast MS21t
Marca Snug Smoking Pipe
Brown MS21s
Marca Snug Smoking Pipe
Brown MS22t
Marca Snug Smoking Pipe
Natural MS22s

Marca Snug Smoking Pipes - Three finishesThree finishes:

Sepia-brown a true brown - not too red, not too yellow, not too dark. It highlights the grain without over-emphasising any surface flaws.
Black Sandblast - Hand-rubbing relief grain, with a beautiful, almost black glossy finish.
Natural – a light honey-blonde stain reveals the grain of the selected bowls. This finish can only be used on the better quality pipes – no flaw is concealed. The colour will deepen with smoking to a rich golden-brown.


Marca Snug Smoking Pipes

The SNUG is also very good for “out-and-about”. The shorter mouthpiece, with Teflon peg, offers less leverage and less possibility of breaking when you’re transporting it.

 

Honey Blonde satin finish: 54-MarSnugNat R690.00 Buy Now

Satin sepia-brown finish: 54-MarSnugBr R640.00 Buy Now

Glossy black sandblast: 54-MarSnugSb R590.00 Buy Now

Shapes and Sizes

YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'BUY NOW'

See also 10 minute pipes

 

 

 


Marca Smoking Pipes Mignon
Marca Mignon Pipe Range


– Just 18cm and 25g
- a perfect 10 minute pipe,
very elegant. Metal arrestor.

Natural  
54-MarMigNat R480.00 Buy Now

Sepia-brown
54-MarMigBr R435.00 Buy Now

Black Sandblast  
54-MarMigSb R390.00 Buy Now

Shapes and Sizes

YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'BUY NOW'

Finishes:
Natural – a light honey-blonde stain reveals the grain of the selected bowls. This finish can only be used on the better quality pipes – no flaw is concealed. The colour will deepen with smoking to a rich golden-brown.
Sepia-brown – a true brown - not too red, not too yellow, not too dark. It highlights the grain without over-emphasising the surface flaws.
Black Sandblast – shows the grain in relief, with a beautiful glossy finish.


 Marca Smoking Pipes 6

This popular bent shape (with saddle or taper mouthpiece) was designed at the factory to accommodate either 9mm or 6mm filters, and we chose the 6mm option. For either size the shank is the same - elegant and in balance with the bowl; but choosing the 6mm option means that the bore through the shank is relatively narrow and leaves more wood than usual in the shank of  a filter pipe - resulting in a stronger shank, more able to stand up to the tough Teflon peg.  A further worthwhile result of this choice is that the 6mm balsa filters are less expensive than any 9mm brand – an on-going benefit for the pipesmoker.
Note: must be smoked with filter or adapter (provided)

Available in:

Black Sandblast Saddle
Taper
54-Mar6SSb R450.00
54-Mar6TSb R450.00

Shapes and Sizes

Marca 6

Previous articles for some interesting reading.

YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'BUY NOW'

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