Andrey Kharitonov was born in Moscow, Russia. He received his first smoking pipe as a gift from his older brother on his 20th birthday in 1981. In his own words: "I have been smoking a pipe for almost 40 years and quite often I had to repair and restore them. In 2019, I became interested in making a pipe for myself....This first smoking pipe was followed by the second, and then another and another. I did not even notice how making smoking pipes became the main occupation in my life" ...
A trained Aircraft Desing Engineer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge in the field of processing various materials allowed him to achieve impressive success in a very short time.
He is now at the very beginning of his career as a pipe maker and is still in search of his own style, but his pipes are already striking with their precise lines and unusually comfortable smoking quality.
In his works, Andrey uses Mediterranean briar and German Ebonite.
In addition to the pipe hobby, Andrey loves to travel, is fond of spin-Fishing, and often delights his family with culinary masterpieces.