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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 …
The Complete Pipe Smoker Gift Guide

The Complete Pipe Smoker Gift Guide

Posted by Jack Rather on 7th Jan 2021

Did you know that the vintage art of pipe smoking has been gaining more and more popularity each year?While cigarettes and cigars can offer a great smoking experience, nothing is as refined and personal as smoking loose-leaf tobacco out of one of your favorite pipes. Even the pipes themselves c …
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 …
​ What Makes Cohiba Black a Top-Rated Cigar?

​ What Makes Cohiba Black a Top-Rated Cigar?

Posted by Jack Rather on 29th Dec 2020

Cigars come in a vast array of flavors, shapes, sizes, and strengths—from milder smokes ideal for beginners all the way up to robust, hearty smokes for the discerning cigar aficionado. But among all the fine cigars on the market, there are a few that stand out even among their venerable company.The …
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 …
Cigars 101: How to Light a Cigar

Cigars 101: How to Light a Cigar

Posted by Jack Rather on 3rd Oct 2020

Cigars make an excellent accompaniment to a good glass of whisky, brandy, and even rum. The smoky flavors complement each other well and the whole process of smoking one is like a ritual.When it comes to cigars, however, it's important to maintain a little patience during the lighting process. …