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Pipe Collector Spotlight: Chris Hopkins

Pipe Collector Spotlight: Chris Hopkins

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 19th Nov 2014

Chris Hopkins, a seminary student and part-time tobacconist, shares with me about taking up an old-school habit, being humble about your knowledge and debunking pipe culture myths. The fourth in our series of Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlights takes us back to North Carolina for a chat with a member …
Smoking A Pipe In The Hobbit Films

Smoking A Pipe In The Hobbit Films

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 14th Nov 2014

Smoking a tobacco pipe is a popular pastime in Middle Earth. The Hobbit films are full of scenes of Gandalf the Grey and his famous Churchwarden, but look a little further and you’ll find pipes popping up in the hands of nearly every race on Middle Earth! Beyond Churchwarden Pipes The dw …
Falcon Pipes #1  Guide [Infograph] - Create a 7-day set

Falcon Pipes #1 Guide [Infograph] - Create a 7-day set

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 12th Nov 2014

An American engineer named  Kenley Bugg createdFalcon pipes in 1936. He wanted to create an exceptionally versatile and cool smoking experience. With millions of Falcon fans all around the world spanning over 75 years of production, we’d say he succeeded! Falcon tobacco pipes moved& …
Gifts for pipe smokers #3: Vauen Pipes

Gifts for pipe smokers #3: Vauen Pipes

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 29th Oct 2014

For the third installment of ‘Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers’ we explore gifts for Vauen fans. To find more gift possibilities visit the first post in this series on Savinelli gifts and the second on Peterson Pipes gift sets for the 2014 holiday season. Come back next week for a look at some of our fav …
Why the Peterson Dracula Pipe

Why the Peterson Dracula Pipe

Posted by Jack Rather on 24th Oct 2014

The Peterson name is one that is associated with high quality, great-smoking pipes in the pipe world, and most pipe lovers have a Peterson in their collection or at least know of the company. And each year, Peterson releases a few special pipes for serious pipe collectors. One of the 2012 Limited Ed …
Tobacco Pipes History: Looking Back

Tobacco Pipes History: Looking Back

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 23rd Oct 2014

Tobacco pipes history is long and vividly accounted for through archeological findings and historical research. We could write a book, or five, about it. For now, here is a brief overview:Beginning of tobacco pipes historyThe first smoking pipes identified were found in Egypt and dated back to 2000 …
What is briar wood for tobacco pipes?

What is briar wood for tobacco pipes?

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 21st Oct 2014

Have you ever wondered why tobacco pipes are made out of briar wood?For those of us who know our pipe history, we know it wasn’t always that way. Tobacco pipes were made from stone, clay, other woods and meerschaum long before the first carver ever set knife to briar. But once he did, well, the pipe …
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 …