João Madail – Scorpius

Living in Portugal, Joao Madail has been making pipes since his retirement in 2010 under the name Scorpius Pipes. He studied under renowned pipe maker Joao Reis, who was trained under many wellknown Danish carvers such as Eltang, Ilsted, and the Nielsens.

Although more classically trained, Madail’s pipes often carry a wild side, with very unique designs, materials, and finishes that are a decided departure from more traditional pieces. Madail uses only the finest materials like SEM Vulcanite and Mimmo/Manno Briar.

 

The pipes are marked with four grades:

  • Scorpius Alpha , classic, low-priced, rustic forms found mostly in local shops.
  • Scorpius Beta, for smooth models without interesting grain, or with dots, or
    semi-rusticated.
  • Scorpius Delta, for classic models with good grain.
  • Signature , pipes with particular shapes, with a grain that highlights them, signed João Madail.
  1. João Madail - Dublin w/signature
    João Madail - Dublin w/signature
    $491.08 $392.86
  2. João Madail - Freehand Bamboo w/signature
    João Madail - Freehand Bamboo w/signature
    Special Price $280.96 $224.77 Regular Price $491.08
  3. João Madail - Bent Egg w/signature
    João Madail - Bent Egg w/signature
    $393.16 $314.53
  4. João Madail – Scorpius Ship
    João Madail – Scorpius Ship
    $473.78 $379.02
    Out of stock
  5. João Madail – Scorpius
    João Madail – Scorpius
    $473.78 $379.02
    Out of stock
  6. João Madail – Scorpius
    João Madail – Scorpius
    $357.22 $285.78
    Out of stock

Living in Portugal, Joao Madail has been making pipes since his retirement in 2010 under the name Scorpius Pipes. He studied under renowned pipe maker Joao Reis, who was trained under many wellknown Danish carvers such as Eltang, Ilsted, and the Nielsens.

Although more classically trained, Madail’s pipes often carry a wild side, with very unique designs, materials, and finishes that are a decided departure from more traditional pieces. Madail uses only the finest materials like SEM Vulcanite and Mimmo/Manno Briar.

 

The pipes are marked with four grades:

  • Scorpius Alpha , classic, low-priced, rustic forms found mostly in local shops.
  • Scorpius Beta, for smooth models without interesting grain, or with dots, or
    semi-rusticated.
  • Scorpius Delta, for classic models with good grain.
  • Signature , pipes with particular shapes, with a grain that highlights them, signed João Madail.