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Gifts for pipe smokers #4: Under $25

The fourth in our series on Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers brings us to my favorite type of holiday gift--the stocking stuffer. For help with more substantial gifts, visit one of the first three posts in this series. We’ve broken down the best gifts for Vauen fans, ideas for the perfect Peterson pipes gift and a [...]

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Pipe Collector Spotlight: Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins, a seminary student and part-time tobacconist, shares with me about taking up an old-school habit, being humble about your knowledge and debunking pipe culture myths. The fourth in our series of Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlights takes us back to North Carolina for a chat with a member of the new generation of [...]

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Smoking A Pipe In The Hobbit Films

Smoking a tobacco pipe is a popular pastime in Middle Earth. The Hobbit films are full of scenes of Gandalf the Grey and his famous Churchwarden, but look a little further and you’ll find pipes popping up in the hands of nearly every race on Middle Earth! Beyond Churchwarden Pipes The dwarves and hobbits in The Hobbit and [...]

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Falcon Pipes #1 Guide [Infograph] - Create a 7-day set

An American engineer named  Kenley Bugg created Falcon pipes in 1936. He wanted to create an exceptionally versatile and cool smoking experience. With millions of Falcon fans all around the world spanning over 75 years of production, we’d say he succeeded! Falcon tobacco pipes moved Falcon Moves and production continues in Great Britain today ( Read more about Falcon [...]

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Gifts for pipe smokers #3: Vauen Pipes

For the third installment of ‘Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers’ we explore gifts for Vauen fans. To find more gift possibilities visit the first post in this series on Savinelli gifts and the second on Peterson Pipes gift sets for the 2014 holiday season. Come back next week for a look at some of our [...]

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Best Pipe Tobacco for Beginners

If you are new to smoking a tobacco pipe, the first thing you probably did was pick a pipe. Once that’s done, it’s on to tobacco. Choosing the best pipe tobacco for beginners can be a challenge. After all, there are hundreds of different brands, varieties and types on the market. Choosing can be daunting. Follow [...]

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Why the Peterson Dracula Pipe

The Peterson name is one that is associated with high quality, great-smoking pipes in the pipe world, and most pipe lovers have a Peterson in their collection or at least know of the company. And each year, Peterson releases a few special pipes for serious pipe collectors. One of the 2012 Limited Edition pipes is [...]

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Tobacco Pipes History: Looking Back

Tobacco pipes history is long and vividly accounted for through archeological findings and historical research. We could write a book, or five, about it. For now, here is a brief overview:Beginning of tobacco pipes historyThe first smoking pipes identified were found in Egypt and dated back to 2000 BC. Archeologists found them inside tombs, primarily [...]

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Understanding the Peterson P-Lip

Peterson pipes can claim originality on many things, but when it comes to a truly innovative smoking experience, this 150 year-old tobacco pipes maker is probably best known for the P-Lip mouthpiece. Read on to learn more about this unique bit, which is still popular nearly 117 years after it was patented.What is a Peterson [...]

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What is briar wood for tobacco pipes?

Have you ever wondered why tobacco pipes are made out of briar wood?For those of us who know our pipe history, we know it wasn’t always that way. Tobacco pipes were made from stone, clay, other woods and meerschaum long before the first carver ever set knife to briar. But once he did, well, the [...]

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