Tobacco smokers looking for high-quality pipes know about Briar pipes. It is a unique type of tobacco pipe made from the White Heath Tree. This type of wood has a number of highly desirable properties including its durability and ability to withstand high temperatures. Its permeability produces a dry but cool type of smoke. For tobacco smokers that are not satisfied with designs available on the market, it is possible to have one customized. There are stores which sell a Briar pipe kit consisting of pre-cut wood which can be carved into a pipe. Read on to learn more about this type of pipe.