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Artisan Pipe Maker Steve Morrisette talks ugly truths + gorgeous briar

 Living against the tide, an interview with Steve MorrisetteSteve Morrisette says he sometimes feels like he is moving against the tide. In many ways that might be true, but I think it’s people like him who are forcing the tide to turn instead.Morrisette has worked as a professional drummer, photographer, and writer. He's been an artist [...]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers (Finish shopping fast)

When Father’s Day rolls around, I always think about the time we spent playing baseball together.When I was just entering middle school I really wanted to play baseball. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t very good. In little league, I barely played.The worst part of my game took place at the plate. Even when a pitch was [...]

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Rattray’s Pipes History (#1 Past & Innovative Future)

Rattray’s HistoryRattray’s historical past begins in the year 1880, when Charles Rattray was born. Charles was a proud man of Scotland. He spent his early years studying the art of fine tobacco blending in Dundee, Scotland.Rattray’s begins in PerthCharles took a leap of faith at the vulnerable age of 23 that forever changed his [...]

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The amazing Radiator Pipe + how it came to be [Interview]

Hekthor Wiebe is a family man first. A tinkerer and creator second.A scroll through his Instagram feed provides plenty of evidence of both. Pictures of his son, Peter, trade places with cigars, tobacco pipes and his latest tinkerings. It’s a glimpse at a life well-lived that can’t help but make you stop and smile.If necessity [...]

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Introducing J.P. Urquiza Pipes: New Pipe Maker [Interview]

Albert Einstein, one of our favorite notable pipe smokers, said:  “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”We assume Einstein wasn’t referring to tobacco pipes, but the work of J.P. Urquiza could be defined by it.J.P. Urquiza is the newest artisan pipe maker to join the TobaccoPipes.com family. As a new [...]

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4th Generation Pipes: Celebrating the Stokkebye Legacy

What family name do you most associate with tobacco?Did you answer Stokkebye?You’re not alone. Most of us would.The Stokkebyes have been integral to the tobacco market for well over a century. Odds are pretty good that every tobacco shop in the western world has at least one of their blends in stock.The current “overseer” [...]

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Introducing Morgan Pipes: Get to know Chris Morgan [Interview]

Hop into the future of pipe smoking with Morgan PipesChris Morgan is a veteran tobacco pipe maker and a young artisan creator. It’s a combination of the traditional and new ideas that leaves you wondering what might be next.Morgan Pipes are well known in the American market. But Chris Morgan the man is something of [...]

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Introducing OMS Pipes: Salam Sipes makes useful smoking pipes

If you’ve ever smoked a pipe while watching Youtube videos, you’ve probably heard of OMS Pipes founder, Salam Sipes.Salam, better known as OneManSmoke, created a new genre. In the fast-growing early days of Youtube personalities, Salam’s authentic and entertaining way of making videos planted the seeds for an online pipe community that is vibrant, growing [...]

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Pipe Smokers (12+ Easy Gift Ideas)

Shopping for your loved ones is a roller coaster of emotion. You can quickly go from being clueless about what they would like to experiencing the joy of knowing you chose the right gift. In the end, nothing compares to seeing their joy when opening up your gift.The odds are if you clicked on our [...]

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Dagner Pipes: Jayson Dagner's incredible story [Interview]

The thing you have to understand about Jayson Dagner, founder and designer behind Dagner Pipes, is that he never really stops. Whether he’s out on the asphalt practicing his favorite form of meditation--skateboarding--or video chatting with his Italian manufacturers (as he was when I interrupted him for our interview), he is always, in pursuit of [...]

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