Tsuge

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Sweeping floors and polishing Mr Umibata’s ivory cigarette holders from six in the morning to ten at night, apart from short breaks for meals, was hard work for a recently orphaned thirteen-year-old.  Yet, Kyoichiro Tsuge was not one to be disheartened, and his determination drew on an inner strength. It is likely that he inherited his passion for excellently crafted objects, love of fine things and pleasure in his craft from his ancestors, as his father Tomosaburo had come from a family of swordsmiths with Samurai status in Japanese society, and his mother, Kei, descended from Kanewaka, the famous sword forger...read more

  • Tsuge Tokyo Smooth - pipe 297
  • Tsuge Kaga Smooth 9MM Filter - pipe 312
  • Tsuge Metal Blowfish Gold - pipe 322
  • Tsuge Tokyo Sand - pipe 326
  • Tsuge Kaga Smooth 9MM Filter - pipe 327
  • Tsuge Tokyo Sand - pipe 329
  • Tsuge Tokyo Sand - pipe 330
  • Tsuge Metal Blowfish Silver - pipe 331
  • Tsuge Tokyo Smooth - pipe 332
  • Tsuge E-Star Metal Tankard - smoking pipe 335
  • Tsuge Metal Tankard Yoroi Gold - pipe 338
  • Tsuge Tokyo Sand - pipe 340
  • Tsuge Kaga Sandblasted - pipe 349
  • Tsuge Metal Tankard Yoroi Black - pipe 350
  • Tsuge Metal Tankard Yoroi Gold - pipe 351
  • Tsuge Tokyo Sand - pipe 353
  • Tsuge Metal Blowfish Gold - pipe 354
  • Tsuge Metal Tankard Yoroi Black - pipe 355
  • Tsuge E-Star Metal Tankard - smoking pipe 356
  • Tsuge Tokyo Smooth - pipe 362