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Tonni Nielsen – Learn why this Danish Freehand Masters Innovative Techniques make him one of the Most Diverse Pipe Makers in the World today.

Posted  August 28, 2014  by  David M.

  You remember the type of guy in high school who was not very talkative? The kind of guy who kept mostly to himself. Quietly walking through the halls. You’d notice that guy in class ever so often but you never really interacted with him that much. He probably also hung out at the edge [...]

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Michail Revyagin: In the right place, at the right time & Pipe Smoking Design takes a giant leap forward.

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  David M.

The roots of this pipe maker’s story begin about 6 years ago. Back then it became apparent to me that this pipe maker was doing something that I could not ignore. Four Years ago, almost to the day, I decided to write an article about this pipe maker titled: “Michail Revyagin, Changing The Game”. If [...]

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2014 CHICAGO PIPE SHOW – Picture Report

Posted  June 10, 2014  by  David M.

Another amazing time was had at Chicago this year. Such an enormous show. So many friends to see. So many new pipe-makers to meet. The most difficult fact related to the show is that there is never enough time to do all that you want to do. Melissa, my fiancee, came with me for her [...]

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Inside the Pipe Photo Contest – Final Round Pictures & More

Posted  May 8, 2014  by  David M.

Creativity is the act of taking a traditional rule, idea, concept, known pattern, known relationship etc… and taking it to a new place of interpretation. We have our traditional views on one end and then we have the views that drive us forward and allow us to evolve ideas and take them to new places. [...]

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The Winners of the ‘Most Creative Pipe Photo’ Contest

Posted  May 5, 2014  by  David M.

The response to the contest was absolutely amazing. We had 152 submissions from 38 different countries. Pipe-smokers from all over the world participated in this contest. We had submissions from Korea, Germany, China, Canada, France, Switzerland, Croatia and many more countries. Our initial marketing did it’s work and thank you to all of you who helped [...]

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Tonni Nielsen – Learn why this Danish Freehand Masters Innovative Techniques make him one of the Most Diverse Pipe Makers in the World today.

  You remember the type of guy in high school who was not very talkative? The kind of guy who kept mostly to himself. Quietly walking through the halls. You’d notice that guy in class ever so often but you never really i...
by David M.
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Michail Revyagin: In the right place, at the right time & Pipe Smoking Design takes a giant leap forward.

The roots of this pipe maker’s story begin about 6 years ago. Back then it became apparent to me that this pipe maker was doing something that I could not ignore. Four Years ago, almost to the day, I decided to write an a...
by David M.
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2014 CHICAGO PIPE SHOW – Picture Report

Another amazing time was had at Chicago this year. Such an enormous show. So many friends to see. So many new pipe-makers to meet. The most difficult fact related to the show is that there is never enough time to do all that yo...
by David M.
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Inside the Pipe Photo Contest – Final Round Pictures & More

Creativity is the act of taking a traditional rule, idea, concept, known pattern, known relationship etc… and taking it to a new place of interpretation. We have our traditional views on one end and then we have the views...
by David M.
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The Winners of the ‘Most Creative Pipe Photo’ Contest

The response to the contest was absolutely amazing. We had 152 submissions from 38 different countries. Pipe-smokers from all over the world participated in this contest. We had submissions from Korea, Germany, China, Canada, ...
by David M.
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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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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 1

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

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

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 s...
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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Exploring Pipe Display Evolution – Neal Yarm’s Pipe Stands take a New Direction

I had been planning for a new pipe stand or display for the majority of 2013. For various reasons I did not get around to it. I then began to see the work of talented artisan Neal Yarm. By seeing Neal’s unique approach to cra...
by David M.
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