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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 …

Brand Spotlight: Sutliff Tobacco a Mac Baren Company

Posted by Terry Williams on 11th Jun 2020

Friends, today we turn our appreciative palates to Sutliff Tobacco, a stalwart blender and distributor that marries two qualities rarely found in one company: innovation and consistency. But where to start with Sutliff? The great weight of its 171-year legacy? Or the depth of its product offerings, …

The Pipes and Tobaccos That Link Us to Life’s Most Important Moments

Posted by J.R. Duren on 1st Sep 2019

As humans, we commemorate things.Cakes at birthday parties. Bottles of sparkling wine for promotions. Dinners for anniversaries. And, for the pipe smoker, a new briar or tin of tobacco for just about any important milestone.Take me, for example, two years ago.I am standing in the corner of a materni …