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10 Virginia Blends to Try Before the End of the Year

10 Virginia Blends to Try Before the End of the Year

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 9th Apr 2021

This is the third list in our blends to try series, following last week's Aromatic's list. Now it is time to take a look at Virginia blends that you should check out before the end of 2021.Virginia tobacco is one of the most common ingredients in any blend. The nature of the leaf means they work wel …
Tobacco Pipes - 11 Things You’re Forgetting to Do

Tobacco Pipes - 11 Things You’re Forgetting to Do

Posted by Jack Rather on 8th Apr 2021

The distinct joy of smoking a tobacco pipe draws every kind of person at every stage of life. That’s the power of the leaf. From the seasoned veteran with decades under their belt to the newbie who buys their first  Dr. Grabow at the drugstore on their eighteenth birthday …
10 Aromatics to Try Before The End of the Year

10 Aromatics to Try Before The End of the Year

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 2nd Apr 2021

Last week we talked about English Blends, and this week we are going to tell you about ten aromatics that you should take a look at before the end of 2021. Before we get to our list, some newcomers to the world of pipe tobacco might have a question: what is an aromatic?An aromatic pipe tobacco is on …
Learn More About Tobacco Pipes by Watching These 5 Videos

Learn More About Tobacco Pipes by Watching These 5 Videos

Posted by Jack Rather on 29th Mar 2021

Smoking a tobacco pipe is among those activities—like learning an instrument, or painting, or golf—where you can get started quickly but easily misstep and learn bad habits. But a pipe is also more than just a hobby; it’s a sacred and contemplative pastime, and one that’s poised to serve you with …
10 English Blends to Try Before The End of the Year

10 English Blends to Try Before The End of the Year

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 26th Mar 2021

We are three months into 2021, and there is still plenty of time to find a blend of pipe tobacco you will enjoy. Although you can certainly fall back to your old favorites, there are times where experimentation and trying new things will come in handy. Find something new to experience, something dif …
10 Tobacco Pipes For All Budgets for 2021

10 Tobacco Pipes For All Budgets for 2021

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 3rd Mar 2021

Smoking with a tobacco pipe can be an expensive hobby. There are so many different pipes, and some of them can get very pricy. For those of us that want to enjoy the hobby of pipe smoking but feel hamstrung by budgetary concerns, fear not! There are always plenty of options available to you that wil …
Factory vs. Artisan Tobacco Pipes

Factory vs. Artisan Tobacco Pipes

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 18th Feb 2021

Tobacco pipes come in so many different shapes, sizes, and styles that it can be challenging to figure out which direction to go in. A big debate you might see on forums and between tobacco pipe enthusiasts is if you prefer to have an artisan made pipe, or rather a factory made one.Since we're all a …
Glossary of Tobacco Pipe and Pipe Tobacco Terms

Glossary of Tobacco Pipe and Pipe Tobacco Terms

Posted by Jack Rather on 9th Feb 2021

Figuring out the world and culture of pipe smoking is difficult and treacherous. Just like any other hobby or practice in life, the right resources make developing a meaningful connection to the activity considerably easier.       When you dig into pipe smoking, you …
The Pipe Cleaner Compendium

The Pipe Cleaner Compendium

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 5th Feb 2021

Proper care and maintenance will prolong your pipe's life. After each use, you should be taking the appropriate steps to clean your pipe to have it ready for the next use. Like making your bed, brushing your teeth, or mowing the lawn, this is an important task that helps maintain your quality of …
Ultimate Beginners Guide to Smoking Tobacco Pipes!

Ultimate Beginners Guide to Smoking Tobacco Pipes!

Posted by Jack Rather on 25th Jan 2021

Sometimes it’s challenging to get started in a new hobby. A hobby like smoking a tobacco pipe can feel daunting to begin. Not knowing the right way to smoke a pipe can cause frustration and make you lose interest in a hobby you haven’t gotten a chance to appreciate. With that in mind, we put th …