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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 …
How to break in a corn cob pipe

How to break in a corn cob pipe

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 8th Sep 2014

Smoking a corn cob pipe is almost as American as apple pie. From Mark Twain to Douglas MacArthur, the Missouri Meerschaum has been the cob of choice.A little corn cob historyIn 1869 Missouri Meerschaum began making corncobs in America’s heartland. The company took the Meerschaum name as a way to cle …
Thoughts On Tobacco Pipes for Women

Thoughts On Tobacco Pipes for Women

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 21st Aug 2014

Tobacco pipes have a long and fascinating history. A history the average smoker would probably consider fairly masculine. However, this is only a reflection of recent history and not a historical fact. Women have always, and still do, smoke pipes.History of tobacco pipes for womenSmoking pipes, usua …
Ruff Works Pipe Tampers: Accidental Art

Ruff Works Pipe Tampers: Accidental Art

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 6th Aug 2014

A fresh take on pipe tampersRik Ruff started smoking a tobacco pipe just 12 months ago.He is retired from the United States Air Force, and now working as a civilian contractor. He was a long-time cigarette smoker and enjoyed the transition to tobacco pipes easily. He says every time he lights a bowl …
Meet Matt Van Pipes: Made In Florida

Meet Matt Van Pipes: Made In Florida

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 31st Jul 2014

We’ve mentioned recently how much fun it is to work with new makers. When Matt Van, a Florida-based tobacco pipe lover like us happened upon us, we considered it serendipity.A family legacyMatt Van may be a newcomer to handmade tobacco pipes, but he has been carving and working with wood since his p …
Pipe Collector Spotlight: Ron Orr

Pipe Collector Spotlight: Ron Orr

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 24th Jul 2014

Ron Orr, a tobacco pipe smoker for just over a year, is a graduate student in Lubbock, Texas. Once a month or so we share the stories of pipe collectors at all stages. In the third installment of our continuing series of Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlights we talk with Ron about seven day sets, F …
Modern Peterson Pipes & Millennials

Modern Peterson Pipes & Millennials

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 19th Jul 2014

Approaching their 150th birthday, Peterson of Dublin seems more relevant than ever. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?Maybe, in the case of Peterson, it isn’t so much about new tricks, but a dogged commitment to the soul of tobacco pipe smoking.Slow down, smoke a bowl with meMuch has be …