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Meerschaum Pipes: The Complete Overview

Meerschaum Pipes: The Complete Overview

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 19th Jan 2021

So you’re looking for a pipe to smoke and enjoy. You can go with a corn cob, or maybe even a classic briar pipe. For the purist though, you are not likely to get a better smoke than with a meerschaum pipe.What is Meerschaum?From a literal translation, meerschaum is the German word for seafoam, while …

Best Pipe Tobacco Blends [2021 Update]

Posted by Terry Williams on 13th Jan 2021

Bulk TobaccoIf you want to make sure your favorite pipe tobacco blend is always close at hand, you will need to buy it in bulk. You can find the best pipe tobacco blends below. If you’re buying bulk for the first time and/or are unsure how to store it, read our dos and don’ts for cellaring tobacco w …
Favorite Pipe Brands [2021 Update]

Favorite Pipe Brands [2021 Update]

Posted by Terry Williams on 13th Jan 2021

Short List of Favorite Pipe Brands We CarryFor a new pipe smoker or a collector branching out into other lines, the large selection of tobacco pipes available can sometimes seem daunting. To help make it a little easier, scroll these visual examples of some of the most popular brands of smoking …
Filtered Pipes: Savinelli balsa system

Filtered Pipes: Savinelli balsa system

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 29th Dec 2020

For the uninitiated, tobacco pipes can be smoked with or without filters. These filters are the source of major debates between pipe smokers. Some love them and use them religiously, others will never touch them. For you, it will all depend on what your experience is and if you enjoyed it and want t …
Are you collecting Peterson Pipes?

Are you collecting Peterson Pipes?

Posted by Jack Rather on 28th Dec 2020

With over 150 years worth of choices, adding to your collection of Peterson pipes can be an exercise in analysis paralysis. The current portfolio is enough to keep you sorting through choices for months. Add estate considerations and, although not really infinite, the choices begin to feel that way. …
The ​Five Zippo Inserts for Your Lighter

The ​Five Zippo Inserts for Your Lighter

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 23rd Dec 2020

Zippo has been the number one name in lighters pretty much since George G. Blaisdell developed the first of their lighters in the early 1930’s.According to popular stories, Blaisdell decided to make an attempt at improving lighters based on the design of Austrian lighters that were popular at the ti …
Dunhill Pipes and Accessories

Dunhill Pipes and Accessories

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 17th Dec 2020

There is a famous story that in 1921, the Prince of Wales was out hunting and had lost some of his pipes. His search for the pipes made it to the newspapers in London and did not specify the brand of pipe, but had a description of them. It turns out that a manufacturer’s name was not needed, since h …

Brand Spotlight: Rattray's Pipes, Tobacco, and Accessories

Posted by Terry Williams on 30th Sep 2020

Some entertainers win Oscar’s, Grammy’s, and Emmy’s. Some athletes dominate fields, courts, and diamonds. And some legends hit the holy trinity of pipes, tobacco, and accessories. Enter Rattray’s, a company of Scottish origin with 100 years of business in the bank. You know them in one way or a …
MAKER SPOTLIGHT: JOHN KELLER of JWK 2366 CUSTOM COBS

MAKER SPOTLIGHT: JOHN KELLER of JWK 2366 CUSTOM COBS

Posted by Terry Williams on 13th Aug 2020

John Keller is a vibrant and genial pipemaker with a beard to make Tolkien’s dwarves glower with envy. The 5th generation Lakeland, Florida native would prefer to take my call with a pipe on his back patio, but the heat of Central Florida in August is “just a little too toasty.” So, he talks to …