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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 …
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 …
Our 4th anniversary Website Update

Our 4th anniversary Website Update

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 30th Jun 2014

We’re busting at the seams with good news in the office today.In fact, if you’re reading this right now, you’ve probably already experienced our most exciting update since our launch back in 2010...That’s right, we’ve had a facelift!TobaccoPipes.com is turning four, just in time for The 4th of July! …
Savinelli Pigna, A little art history

Savinelli Pigna, A little art history

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 16th Jun 2014

It’s so Italian, it’s almost a cliche, flashy design to make something naturally spectacular even more show-stopping. The Savinelli Pigna Series follows in the footsteps of ancient and modern artistic giants by paying homage to the simple, but mysterious pine cone.The Pigna’s significancePigna liter …
Pipe Collector Spotlight: Charlie Dunn

Pipe Collector Spotlight: Charlie Dunn

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 6th Jun 2014

Charlie Dunn, a veteran tobacco pipe smoker enjoying life on the side of a North Carolina mountain, is the second in our series of Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlights. Once a month or so we share the stories of pipe collectors at all stages. If you would like to be featured in this ongoing series, con …
Savinelli Marron Glace: Italian Treat

Savinelli Marron Glace: Italian Treat

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 27th May 2014

Most of us here at TobaccoPipes.com are familiar with Nat King Cole’s iconic phrase, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Just six words and we’re transported to a fireside Christmas much colder than the ones we celebrate here in tropical Florida. The glittering stems and warm chestnut bowl …
Savinelli Pianoforte Tobacco Pipes

Savinelli Pianoforte Tobacco Pipes

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 22nd May 2014

What better way to celebrate a classic piece of Italian history than with a Savinelli tobacco pipe?In recognition of the prefered instrument of the most famous Italian composers, Savinelli debuted the Pianoforte Series this year. Italy and it’s beloved pianoThe Pianoforte, commonly shortened to …