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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.

Marca Dry/Marca Mini /Marca Snug /Marca Mignon
Marca Medio /Marca Milano /Marca Duo

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 since 2005 with marked success: Marca Parma, Marca 6, Marca Mignon, Marca Sport have all been exceptionally well accepted as quality pipes at reasonable prices.
In all this time we haven’t had a single faulty bowl. Not many brands can boast of this.

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.”

“These Marca pipes are absolutely great value for money - the smoking quality exceeds nearly all of my 100+ other pipes. WS”

ps. I'm still enjoying the Marca - really good value for money. DB” 

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.

“These Marca pipes are absolutely great value for money - the smoking quality exceeds nearly all of my 100+ other pipes. WS”

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) 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 R795.00 Buy Now
Saddle smooth shape 120Awaiting Arrival

Taper, smooth: 54-MarDryTSm R795.00 Buy Now
Saddle, sandblast: 54-MarDrySSb R795.00 Buy Now Awaiting Arrival


Taper, sandblast: 54-MarDryTSb R795.00 Buy Now

Shapes and Sizes - YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'SHOP'

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.
An adapter is included for use when you choose not to insert the filter.
Must be smoked with filter or adapter (provided)

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

 

Marca Smoking Pipes Medio



6mm ”filter

Well-proportioned medium-size bowls and very similar in size to the Lorenzo “Pavia”.
Also offer a 6mm ”filter” option suitable for charcoal or meerschaum cartridges, or for balsa inserts.
And remember – the pipes must be smoked with the filter or an adapter (provided). If not, the juices that condense and are filtered out naturally by the pipe will collect in the shank and may cause it to swell and crack.

6 shapes with 5 assorted finishes (Tan Black Burgundy Amber Natural) ~ smooth or sandblast:

The Finishes
Sandblasted: – (Not Rusticated) No two pipes look alike.
Colours include Black, Tan and classic Burgundy.
The roughened surfaces from the sandblasting have been softened down to offer an impulsive urge to rub fingers around, and around again – soothing.

Smooth: Amber with pretty clean bowls showing good hard wood in the grain. The lighter creamy brown (almost natural) will transform to a richer honey gold colour with smoking. Other colours – shades of classic Burgundy.

SANDBLAST

54-MMedSb R595.00 Buy Now               Options to buy  Marca Medio Sandblasted briar pipes

Inner Bowl Diameter & depth:

Shape Med1 Tan            18mm x 37mm

Shape Med2 Burgundy   17mm x 31mm

Shape Med3 Tan            17mm x 37mm

Shape Med4 Black         18mm x 33mm

Shape Med5 Tan            17mm x 34mm

Shape Med6 Black         18mm x 37mm

 

 

SMOOTH

54-MMedSm R595.00 Buy Now        Shapes and Sizes 

Marca Medio Polished finish briar pipes

            Inner Bowl Diameter & depth:

Shape Med1 Amber       18mm x 38mm

Shape Med2 Amber       17mm x 31mm

Shape Med3 Amber       17mm x 34mm

Shape Med4 Amber       18mm x 33mm

Shape Med5 Burgundy   17mm x 34mm

Shape Med6 Amber       18mm x 37mm

 

 

 

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Marca Smoking Pipes Milano




With 6mm ”filter” option
The smoking quality you have come to expect from Marca pipes.
ps. I'm still enjoying the Marca- really good value for money. DB” 

Shapes: Twelve shapes with medium large bowls and stunning finishes:
See some interesting variations on classic shapes:
Sandblast MIL8, MIL11, Smooth MIL1 – lovely rounded top to the bowl
Smooth MIL4 – bevelled rim for easier filling
Smooth MIL2 – gentle curve to the stem lends elegance to the classic pot shape

 

SANDBLAST

Sandblasted briar pipes – showing the natural grain in relief:
6 Medium Large shapes

Marca Milano Sandblast

Glowing Tan - Shapes MIL8, MIL9

Rich Burgundy – Shapes MIL12, MIL7

Classic Black – Shapes MIL10, MIL11

 

54-MarMilSb R695.00 Buy Now               Options to buy 

 

 

SMOOTH

  Smooth briar pipes – Small specks and fillings can’t be disguised, but without them the pipes would be 3 times the price
6 Medium Large shapes

 

Amber, darkens slightly with use to a rich golden brown - MIL2

Burgundy, classic finish for smooth pipes – MIL1

Natural, nothing is hidden and the grain shows beautifully – MIL4, MIL6

Walnut, rich brown, not too dark – MIL3, MIL5

 

54-MarMilSm R695.00 Buy Now        Shapes and Sizes

 

 

All the shapes offer the 6mm ”filter” option suitable for charcoal or meerschaum cartridges, or for balsa inserts.
And remember – the pipes must be smoked with the filter or an adapter (provided). If not, the juices that condense and are filtered out naturally by the pipe will collect in the shank and may cause it to swell and crack.

 

Marca Smoking Pipes Mini

 

Metal arresterElegant and delightful.
Marca MiniSix different shapes each in perfect proportion for its shape, just minimised.
The shanks are too slim to carry a 6mm “filter” but the loose-fitting metal arrester will prevent small bits of tobacco from blocking the mouthpiece. It will also condense moisture coming through from the bowl, which should be minimal from such small bowls, a little Pipe spray and a wipe should keep this pipe clean and cool smoking.

Like the longer Mignon, these pipes are of the best quality we have ever had
in the short, lightweight, small-bowled class of pipes.
The feel is stunning – congratulations are due to the manufacturer.

The Finishes
Smooth: shades of Walnut and Amber with pretty clean bowls showing good hard wood in the grain. The lighter creamy brown (almost natural) will transform to a richer honey gold colour with smoking. Other colours – shades of classic Burgundy.
Sandblasted: – (Not Rusticated) No two pipes look alike.
Colours include Black, Brown/Tan and classic Burgundy.
The roughened surfaces from the sandblasting have been softened down to offer an impulsive urge to rub fingers around, and around again – soothing.

Sandblasted finishes SANDBLAST

54-MarMinSb R395.00 Buy Now         Shapes and Sizes  

            Inner Bowl Diameter & depth:

Shape 1 Burgundy   16.5mm x 27mm

Shape 1 Tan            16.5mm x 27mm

Shape 2 Black         16.5mm x 25mm

Shape 3 Burgundy   16.5mm x 28mm

Shape 4 Black         16.5mm x 27mm

Shape 4 Burgundy   16.5mm x 27mm

 

 

 

 

SMOOTH

54-MarMinSm R395.00 Buy Now       Shapes and Sizes

Smooth finishes

 

 


            Inner Bowl Diameter & depth:

Shape 1 Amber       16.5mm x 27mm

Shape 1 Burgundy   16.5mm x 27mm

Shape 2 Natural      16.5mm x 25mm

Shape 3 Natural      16.5mm x 28mm

Shape 4 Walnut       16.5mm x 27mm

Shape 4 Amber       16.5mm x 27mm

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

Marca Snug Smoking Pipes - Three finishes
Three 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.

 

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

YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'SHOP'

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 R696.00 Buy Now

Satin sepia-brown finish: 54-MarSnugBr R645.60 Buy Now

Glossy black sandblast: 54-MarSnugSb R595.15 Buy Now

Shapes and Sizes

YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'SHOP'

See also 10 minute pipes

 

 

 

 

Marca Smoking Pipes MignonMarca Mignon Pipe Range

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

Natural  
54-MarMigNat R484.20 Buy Now

Sepia-brown
54-MarMigBr R438.80 Buy Now

Black Sandblast  
54-MarMigSb R393.40 Buy Now

Shapes and Sizes

YOUR SHAPE SELECTION IS MADE AFTER 'SHOP'

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 Duo
The pipe with the optional Churchwarden or Standard mouthpiece.
Choose the Churchwarden mouthpiece for reading or viewing your favourite programme;
Choose the shorter Standard mouthpiece for out-and-about.
All the bowl shapes look equally good with the long or the short mouthpiece.
The bowls all have relatively thick, sturdy shanks.

Marca Duo Group

Natural
54-MarDuoNat R899.50 Buy Now
Smooth honey-blonde finish with decorative carvings.
Shapes MD1, MD2

Sepia brown 54-MarDuoBr R857.40 Buy Now
Smooth sepia-brown finish with decorative carvings.
Shapes MD3, MD4

Black Sandblast 54-MarDuoSb R799.50 Buy Now
Glowing black sandblast finish
Shapes MD5, MD6

Shapes and Sizes

 

 

Presented in a cream cloth drawstring carry bag
Marca Duo Bag


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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