Makis Grecian Briar

Makis Minetos is a third generation Briar Wood Cutter.  His briar mill is located in Patras Greece and all the briar he cuts is sourced locally from the region.  His grandfather learned the art before WWII from Italian cutters and passed it down to his son and grandson.  Makis supplies us at RawKrafted and many Pipe Making Factories around the world.  We receive the blocks and store them for one year to ensure that they are dried fully and ready for use wether the artisan is making a pipe, pen, knife handle, or other woodworking crafts.  Additionally, we clean each block and remove any that have serious flaws.