One day, it was 2008, I heard from a friend of mine, an avid fisherman like me, that an elderly lady who had lost her husband was selling his fishing gear.
I went to the lady's house and I realized that her husband, in addition to being a fly fisherman, collected wonderful pipes!
What I saw excited me so much that I decided to buy the entire collection;
there were more than 150 pipes!
I decided to start restoring them and, having no idea of how to proceed, I asked some of the biggest Italian manufacturers like Luigi Radice, Franco Rossi of "Il Ceppo" and Roberto Ascorti for guidance. I had already bought several pipes from these authentic masters and I went to visit them in their laboratories, curious about their art and full of questions.
So it was that I started to restore my pipes and, since they were too many for me, I decided to sell the majority of them.
From that time I began to look for other pipes to be restored: old pipes, singed, forgotten in drawers, often by many - too many - years.
Now, after years of experience and studying the culture in the world of handmade pipes, I'm proud to have created my own line dedicated to fly fishermen like me: Silverhook.
I hope you will enjoy my pipes!
" The pipe is an object of contemplation,
source of pleasure, companion of the sage.
The man who smokes a pipe,
thinks like a philosopher
and behaves like a Samaritan "