Viktor was thinking a lot before give up his basic profession.Because it isn\'t an easy task at all to become a really good pipe maker.He started to make pipes in 2001 but till 2005 his pipes didn\'t get a wide distribution and publicity.
He lives and works in St. Petersburg. After all experiments with spanish, corsican and algerian briar, he opted for the use of briar from Italy.As a material for the mouthpiece Victor uses german ebony and sometimes cumberland. In decorating of pipes he use bamboo, horn of mammoth and bison.Also he works with silver, and his silver tampers are well known around the world. On an average Victor Yashtylov produces about 80 pipes a year.