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Best Pipe Tobacco for Beginners

Best Pipe Tobacco for Beginners

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 27th Oct 2014

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 b …
Why the Peterson Dracula Pipe

Why the Peterson Dracula Pipe

Posted by Jack Rather on 24th Oct 2014

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 Ed …
Tobacco Pipes History: Looking Back

Tobacco Pipes History: Looking Back

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 23rd Oct 2014

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 …
What is briar wood for tobacco pipes?

What is briar wood for tobacco pipes?

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 21st Oct 2014

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 pipe …
Gifts for Pipe Smokers #2: Peterson

Gifts for Pipe Smokers #2: Peterson

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 16th Oct 2014

In this second part of our gift ideas for pipe smokers we’re exploring gifts for Peterson pipes fans. Last week we looked at Savinelli gift ideas, and next week we’ll look at Vauen. Stay tuned for the next few weeks and you’ll be stocked up with an arsenal of ideas for the 2014 holiday season.Feel f …
Most Expensive Tobacco Pipe

Most Expensive Tobacco Pipe

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 15th Oct 2014

Smoking tobacco pipes isn’t new.The internet isn’t new (alright it’s “newer”).What is new is the growing number of tech-savvy pipe collectors using Instagram, Reddit, Ebay and other forums to track down obscure artisan collectibles, estate models from historically significant brands like Savinelli a …
Gifts for Pipe Smokers, #1: Savinelli

Gifts for Pipe Smokers, #1: Savinelli

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 7th Oct 2014

We know coming up with gift ideas can be a headache, especially when you’re shopping for a pipe guy and you’re not well versed on the language or the smoky subculture. But never fear! You’ll look like a gift-giving warrior, armed with a super-personalized holiday surprise by using one of our holida …
Peterson Pipe Tobacco: Unique Blends

Peterson Pipe Tobacco: Unique Blends

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 22nd Sep 2014

We know many of you have been smoking Peterson pipe tobacco for years. I know we are a little late to this party, but since tobacco is new for us, suffice to say we’ve been trying a lot of it lately--even more than usual. Throughout this process, admittedly a learning one for me, I’ve continued …
What is the best tobacco pipe for me?

What is the best tobacco pipe for me?

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 15th Sep 2014

Are you asking yourself, “What is the best tobacco pipe for me?”It’s a question all of us have asked, usually early on in our journey as pipe smokers. The answer isn’t easy, because every veteran smoker will tell you something different. On other opinionsWe love how active and helpful our friends in …
A Quick Look At Peterson Kenmare Pipes

A Quick Look At Peterson Kenmare Pipes

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 12th Sep 2014

Nearly 150 years after Peterson Pipes first dedicated themselves to producing high-quality tobacco pipes, the company is still delivering Irish-made classics we can’t get enough of. Some of the most beloved pipes ever made come from Dublin and the Peterson Kenmare series is a particularly good examp …