Les Wood - Ferndown

Les Wood - Ferndown smoking pipes

By Les Wood embody the revival of English pipe making that was initiated by Ashton in the early 1980s. Oil treated in the tradition of both Dunhill and Ashton, Les Wood pipes are renowned for their pleasant, slightly nutty flavor and remarkable smoking characteristics. About 90% of them are made in rusticated “Bark” finish and the balance are a smooth “Reo” or “Root” finish. Les Wood was the master silver smith at Alfred Dunhill Ltd. before starting L. & J.S. Briars so its not surprising that all of the pipes have silver work. He still does all Dunhill’s the silver work. All Ferndown pipes have stems cut from top quality German Vulcanite. They don’t seem to discolor. 

The Ferndown pipe represents the best of England’s “new generation” of quality pipe makers. Production is limited to around 700 pipes a year so we are extremely pleased to able to offer these classic British pipes.