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Chicago Pipe Show 2015 – Pipe Picture Report

Posted  May 3, 2015  by  David M.

I had to sit this year’s Chicago Pipe show out. I am still at home in California. That still didn’t stop me from doing some type of reporting and I was able to get the pictures of pipes brought by some pipe makers from around the world who are attending this years show. Some of […]

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Gracik + Grechukin = Unplanned Genius. Two Classic Masters collaborate to produce Dramatic & Unexpected Results.

Posted  April 6, 2015  by  David M.

  Джеф Грейсик & Владимир Гречухин – неожиданный гений. Совершенно уникальное сотрудничество порождает абсолютно неожиданный результат. Collaboration in the pipe world takes on many forms. More often than not, when pipe makers collaborate there is a lot of planning involved. When Jeff Gracik & Vladimir Grechukin join forces, all planning goes out the window. The […]

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West Coast Pipe Show 2014 Show Report

Posted  December 1, 2014  by  David M.

For yours truly, the 2014 West Coast Pipe Show was only a 24-hour affair. I flew in on Friday night & flew out on Saturday evening. Even in that short time I was able to pack a ton of pipe fun in so as you can imagine, I had a grin on my face from […]

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West Coast Pipe Show Pipe Haul, What I Purchased, All US-made Pipes

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  David M.

I don’t usually write about the pipes I buy at a show. Today though, I will use it as an excuse to write about some briar Most of the time I try to only buy high grade pipes. What is the definition of a high grade? I won’t go too deep but essentially it is […]

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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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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...
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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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‘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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