Welcome to Briar, Sweat and Tears! This is the website of pipe maker Todd Bannard, or
“Sasquatch” as I am known on most of the pipe forums.
If you are here, you probably know enough about what's going on here that not much explanation is needed. I'm obsessed with making pipes, and lucky enough to be able to do so from time to time. The fun I have at this is off the charts, and the relationships I've established over the years mean a great deal to me. This is all very personal, and it's one of the aspects in my life which I have basically total control over. That doesn't make my pipes perfect, it makes them mine.
It took a few years for that to sink in. So here we are: this pipe-nerd's paradise.
If you're still reading this, we'll get along fine from here on in. I hope you enjoy looking at my pipes, I hope you find one you like and buy it, and I hope it's your favorite pipe for ever and ever. I work pretty hard to make them so, and nothing leaves the shop that I wouldn't be happy to buy and own myself. That's the guarantee. There's no secrets here, no bullshit, no real pitch (and pretty often no product to go with it).
If that works for you, a BST might just be in your future. Load a bowl, snoop around the site, and enjoy!