Balleby Pipes are carved from specially selected Corsican briar blocks seasoned for five years. Kurt uses only plateau blocks with fine straight grain or exquisite cross grains. Ballebys ambition is to earn the recognition as one of the worlds best pipe carvers. He spends a considerable amount of time on each pipe thus limiting his production to 200 to 250 pipes per year. Each Pipe passes through approximately 150 detailed production steps.