When you are looking for a tobacco pipe, you might think of the traditional sizes and shapes. Instead, you should look into churchwarden pipes. The longer stem of a churchwarden will give you an interesting looking pipe, which also will function well for smoking. Churchwarden tobacco pipes have been a popular way to enjoy tobacco for centuries, originally introduced in the 1700s when smoking pipes were made out of clay.
While most tobacco pipes were made of clay, it was not the best material when it comes to churchwardens, thanks to the longer stems. Clay is very fragile, and so these longer pipes became known for being used at home or the tavern, while the shorter pipes went with smokers as they headed to work.
In the future, new materials were discovered that improved the stability of churchwarden smoking pipes, such as meerschaum and briar. Soon enough, a churchwarden was a valuable member of many smoking pipe rotations, though still mainly used at home. They became known as "reading pipes" because the longer length allowed smokers to pack a bowl and not have the smoke be in their eyes, which let them read a book uninterrupted.
As time continued, churchwardens saw a decrease in use, as more people decided to go with shorter stems and other forms of smoking. However, these longer pipes saw a rejuvenation thanks to the writing of J. R. R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings movie franchise, based on the author's books, became wildly successful and influenced new smokers to try out the style of smoking pipe seen in the films. Characters such as Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and many more utilized churchwardens to smoke a bowl of tobacco, which helped renew the pipe style's popularity.
Pick up a Molina churchwarden smoking pipe; it will be a great pipe and an outstanding smoking experience.