Volkan Pipes are all handmade in Italy by Alberto F. Paronelli. Alberto's pipe are done with first quality briar from Sardinia (Gallura) - Italy. Alberto follows all the process from carving briar to the cut then from the boiling step and the seasoning process too. Each step in Gallura is follows by a carver with 25 years experience. Alberto F. Paronelli comes from a family of pipemakers now arrived to the third generation. His grandfather Jean Marie Alberto Paronelli started working pipe in 1945. Alberto (VOLKAN PIPE) and Ariberto his brother (PARONELLI PIPE) continues working in pipes with the same passion of his grandfather.