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Virtual Pipe Club with Rik Ruff

Virtual Pipe Club with Rik Ruff

23rd Mar 2015

Once per month we join a few of our friends from the tobacco pipe community for a Google Hangout. For March, we sat down with Rik Ruff of Ruff Works Pipe Tampers to talk about how he started making his unique tools, what he wants his customers to know, and what the future holds for him.Our interview …
Tobacco Pipe Accessories: Your pipe kit

Tobacco Pipe Accessories: Your pipe kit

Posted by Jack Rather on 13th Mar 2015

We spend a lot of time thinking about our smoking pipes. We compare briar grain and debate the merits of different tobacco blends. What doesn’t always receive as much attention are the accessories that go with our favorite smokers. As we prepare for our Virtual Pipe Club Meeting with Rik Ruff next w …
New Jersey Fellowship of Pipe Smokers

New Jersey Fellowship of Pipe Smokers

Posted by Jack Rather on 3rd Mar 2015

As much as we enjoy all our virtual friends, there is nothing quite like an in-person gathering for a pipe club meeting. Whether it’s to try new pipe tobaccos, swap acquisition stories, or just commune with others who share your passion, there isn’t another experience quite like it. Read on to learn …
Cellaring Tobacco: The Dos and Don’ts

Cellaring Tobacco: The Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 25th Feb 2015

Many pipe smokers consider cellaring tobacco a dividing line between the true connoisseur and a casual smoker.When you hear a pipe smoker talking about his tobacco cellar your thoughts are usually one of the following:“What in the world is a tobacco cellar?”“This guy/girl must really be an expert to …
Pipe Collector: Michael Bradley

Pipe Collector: Michael Bradley

Posted by Jack Rather on 5th Feb 2015

Our February Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlight takes us on a trip to the cold Ohio winter, where new collector, Michael Bradley, hunts down up and comers while listening to old records and trying to keep his pipe from freezing in the snow. Each month we share the insights and stories of one collec …
Pipe Tobacco 101: What am I Smoking?

Pipe Tobacco 101: What am I Smoking?

Posted by Chris Hopkins on 28th Jan 2015

Note from the team at TobaccoPipes.com:Meet Chris Hopkins, a pipe blogger and former tobacconist. You may remember Chris from our November Pipe Collector Spotlight. Chris worked for his first tobacco company at the age of 17 in Kentucky, then later as a tobacconist  in Winston Salem, North …
Corn Cob Pipes: 7 Reasons to try one

Corn Cob Pipes: 7 Reasons to try one

Posted by Jack Rather on 19th Jan 2015

If you spend a little time wandering around the forums and social outlets, you’re going to find a plethora of opinions on corn cob versus briar pipes. You’ll find die-hard fans and detractors for these humble smokers. We love our briar pipes, but think that a corn cob has a place in your collec …
10 Famous Pipe Smokers: Hollywood

10 Famous Pipe Smokers: Hollywood

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 17th Dec 2014

Nothing says 'Old Hollywood' like an actor and his smoking pipe. In the second of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog ten of our favorite pipe smoking actors. If you missed the first installment, find our list of favorite pipe smoking authors here. Bing Crosby With over 30 …
Gift for Pipe Smokers #5: Accessories

Gift for Pipe Smokers #5: Accessories

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 10th Dec 2014

The fifth and final in our series of Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers explores gift ideas for a collector who already has a number of smoking pipes or is just really specific about the pipes he buys. For help with gift sets and stocking stuffers check out the earlier posts in this series.Is his tobacco p …
Pipe Collector Spotlight: Larry Rubin

Pipe Collector Spotlight: Larry Rubin

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 4th Dec 2014

Our December Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlight takes us all the way from the beaches of South Florida to the rich soil of Washington State. Larry Rubin, a smoker and collector for more than fifty years, talks about cataloging pipe tobacco, finding the perfect smoking spot and retiring up North. Each …