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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 2

Posted  March 26, 2014  by  David M.

This is a continuation of where we left off last week with Part 1 – which can be read here, if you need to start from the beginning. Brief intro again: If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older estate pipes, you may be missing out. There is a massive [...]

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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 1

Posted  March 20, 2014  by  David M.

If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older estate pipes, you may be missing out. There is a massive re-imagining of what pipe design is & what it can be, taking place right now. It’s pace is nothing short of amazing. It is as if a mini design explosion has [...]

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Enter the Pipe Photo Contest – Creative, Thoughtful & Fun Expressions of Pipes – $1,200 in Pipes To Win!

Posted  March 13, 2014  by  David M.

  This is a different contest fellow pipe smokers. Let’s go. Time to get creative, take some photos and win some nice pipes in the process. Anybody can win in this contest. We’re hoping it’s one of you. Only way to find out if you have some creativity is to give it a go. You [...]

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100% Proven. Reverse Calabash pipes provide a Cooler Smoke.

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  David M.

As the reverse calabash has become more and more prevalent in the past few years and we have more and more pipe smokers trying such pipes for the first time, the common questions I hear after someone has smoked these pipes are: 1. My favorite tobacco tastes dramatically different & feels as if it has [...]

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‘See Pipes Different’ Series: Project C – Michail Revyagin, Surfing The Wave Bulldog

Posted  February 19, 2014  by  David M.

TobaccoDays (TD) is committed to showing you; the pipe-maker, the pipe collector, the pipe hobbyist – the pipe world from a different perspective. Every topic covered on TD aims to make you think different. Aims to make you see different. Anything & everything that we can bundle up together and have the final outcome alter [...]

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Vladimir Grechukin – The “New Classics” Master

At 63 years of age, Vladimir Grechukin may in fact have the largest amount of design wisdom that I have ever encountered in any pipe-maker. This statement is not made simply due to the amount of years he has lived but definitel...
by David M.
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A Pipe-Maker says that Freehand is Dead!

Future innovation, be it artistic, technological or even philosophical, is born by way of a challenge to conventional thinking. With regards to past artistic challenges, do you remember what Francois Duchamp submitted as “art...
by David M.
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2013 West Coast Pipe Show. 4th Successful Year. SHOW REPORT.

I go to pipe shows and assign myself a duty. Kind of a hybrid in between ‘reporting’, for you the reader & just getting myself more informed & immersed in the pipe-makers themselves and getting to know them ...
by David M.
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the FEARS, dOuBtS and Relevant Concerns of pipe-makers

At the Las Vegas pipe show a few weeks ago, I was able to spend a pretty good amount of quality time with a lot of pipe-makers. This included brand new pipe-makers, everything in the middle ground of pipe-makers and all the way...
by David M.
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Exploring Pipe Evolution Series – The Stem Designs of Viktor Yashtylov

The ‘Exploring Pipe Evolution’ Series focuses on the idea of reviewing any aspect of significant growth, change and/or evolution, within the world of pipes, usually through the work of a pipe-maker. Discussions can ...
by David M.
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Quality Barier

 

With the Pipe Market continuing to mature at an incredible pace, the next 5 years will see the greatest influx of new Carvers on record. How will this affect the market & how can smart collectors take advantage?

“The new pipe-makers are coming, the new pipe-makers are coming!!” At the recent Las Vegas Pipe Show, those general words were a big topic of conversation. Why? Because as far as the eye could see, new pipe-makers w...
by David M.
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100% Proven. Reverse Calabash pipes provide a Cooler Smoke.

As the reverse calabash has become more and more prevalent in the past few years and we have more and more pipe smokers trying such pipes for the first time, the common questions I hear after someone has smoked these pipes are:...
by David M.
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A Guide to Evaluating Pipe Design – Part 1

For myself, there is nothing more pleasant than seeing the art within a pipe. I love it that we know what a great pipe looks like the instant we see it. Because we have developed multiple (often unspoken) visual ques to evaluat...
by David M.
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Visiting Vladimir Grechukin – Photo Essay

I hope you had time to read the previous interview on pipe-maker Vladimir Grechukin. Since I spent a few days with him and his team in St. Petersburg, Russia, you can imagine that I was able to take a lot of pictures during my ...
by David M.
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Don’t Smoke Aromatics? Think Again!

    I found my way to the joy of pipe tobacco after many years as a self described cigar aficionado. Rather than starting out as many new pipe smokers do in the world of aromatics, it was a natural progression for me ...
by Chris Garlasco
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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 2

This is a continuation of where we left off last week with Part 1 – which can be read here, if you need to start from the beginning. Brief intro again: If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older esta...
by David M.
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The Curious purchase habits of the Collector

As a collector, my general pipe buying habit can be summarized as follows. I see a pipe I like, I know I want to have it and I go about the process of making it mine. Sometimes though, the pipe that I want is not available. Som...
by David M.
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