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Pipe Cleaners

  In order to keep our pipe well-preserved, in good working order and to avoid bad smells, it is recommended to devote some time to cleaning it, which is not too demanding. Ideally, this should be undertaken regularly after each smoke. However, do not be daunted, as this is simple and quick maintenance, and all you need is a good quality pipe cleaner. Fortunately, the market offers a vast array of pipe cleaners, and so it is up to the smoker...

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Tobacco is like wine

Part VII

    Thus, we have tobacco strains such as Virginia, Burley, Cavendish, Perique, Dark Fired Kentucky, Maryland, Carolina, Oriental, Latakia, Tropical... and other less well-known varieties of tobacco bases for blends. However, the blend is not just a question of taking a certain amount and mixing it. There is still another step to consider, essential for more than one reason, not least that the strive for perfection is shared by blenders...

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In with the New, Out with the Old

Indeed, it seemed the most natural thing to do, to adopt briar

  In Csillag Utca, which intersects with Csapó Utca, lived and worked Mihaly Seres. A two-storey house, like so many around at that time, but at the back, instead of a stable and pigsty, a workshop, a furnace with a tall chimney, a barn used for curing tobacco, a shed where Mihaly and his assistants had the clay delivered in chests, which were then hauled out and the clay was worked by treading on it until the clay became uniformly...

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Al Pascià’s New Classic Pipe

  In 112 years in the world of pipes we haven’t yet lost our enthusiasm of rising to a challenge, and commitment to designing and creating something new. This time we’re talking of a whole range, not just one model; a whole array of variations on each model, not just twelve; not just one artisan, but many, highly skilled craftsmen. However, there is only one driving force behind it all, with the confidence that can only come from...

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Tobacco Pipe Parts

    The pipe is undoubtedly a simple, no-frills smoking device: generally comprising just a couple of materials (Briar and Ebonite), this is more than adequate to ensure that it is functional and long-lasting. However, it would be interesting to try to examine more closely our “briar” in order to identify the essential features (that is to say, those present in any pipe) that constitute and characterise it.   BOWL:...

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The Advent of the Briar Pipe - Part XI

It looked good, both for its colour as well as for its grain

    Monsieur Regard and Monsieur Buat had come to Beaucaire for the fair.  As delegates from the Chambre Consultative des Arts et Manufactures, they could not miss such an important event, to which merchants and merchandise flocked from all Mediterranean countries, as well as from some countries in the North. That evening they were dining in the inn, exchanging ideas and planning the next day when suddenly one of them broke...

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