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Prepare to enjoy a World of Smoking Pipe Wonder, brought to us by Christian Wolfsteiner of Tarock Briar

Posted  October 31, 2014  by  David M.

I introduce the German abstract pipe maker Christian Wolfsteiner through another German abstract artist, Mr. Paul Klee. Paul Klee is very famous for making some of the most profound abstract art our eyes have seen to date. Paul created some of the most odd, unique, full of new visual delight paintings that were both haunting, [...]

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How to Visually Explain our Favorite Pipe Makers Design Styles

Posted  October 29, 2014  by  David M.

Part of the joy of pipe collecting & pipe smoking is seeing the vast range of different pipe design styles that our artisan’s and craftsmen bring to the table. Some styles stay the same and are timeless classics that are often repeated. Some styles are brand new and they take the craft forward in giant [...]

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Focus in on & learn about the Independent & Edgy Spirit of the new ‘Indie Pipe Economy’

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  David M.

All of us have been amazed at the hundreds of new wood workers & pipe makers flooding the market in recent years. Large Pipe Retailers have been scooping the best ones up as fast as they come in. The pipe carvers the large retailers grab are the “lucky ones”. Once in a large retailers trophy [...]

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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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‘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...
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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...
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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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‘See Pipes Different’ Series: Project B – Dunhill Patent Pipe from 1917, The Birth of Sandblasting

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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Taking the Plunge into non-Traditional Shapes

There is a lesson in these words for pipe smokers like me. Non-traditional pipe shapes have not had a place in my personal collection. As much as I love & adore all forms of art and artistic expression & believe its dis...
by David M.
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Happy New Year Wishes & Words for Thought – Bring It 2014!

It has been a great year in pipes. It has been a great year in new pipe thoughts. It has been a great year in new pipe friendships. It’s going to be even better in 2014! Thank you all for the patience & support. This was ...
by David M.
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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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From Russia with Smoke. St. Petersburg Pipe Show 2013 – Picture Report

The Russian Pipe Community no longer needs an introduction. The pipe-makers from that part of the world have said a very loud ‘Hello World’ several years ago & their presence is being felt immensely in the prese...
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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One Couple, One Company, 50 Years in the Business of Pipes – The Bisgaard-Pipes.com Story

How old are you dear reader? Were you born 40 years ago? 60 years ago? Think for a moment about your life, however long it is & now consider the thought of two people being in a business, dedicated to pipes for 50 consecuti...
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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‘See Pipes Different’ Series: Project A – J.T. Cooke Sandblast

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 y...
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