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The Hidden Benefits of the Expensive Pipe Tamper by Fred Hanna

Posted  July 9, 2015  by  David M.

Several weeks ago Matt Guss and I were having a conversation about pipe tampers.  A few days later Matt forwarded me this email: “Fred Hanna wrote the essay below some time ago. He wrote it sort of tongue in cheek but I took it to heart. There is truth in the notion. It changed my view of […]

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My 2015 Chicago Pipe Show Haul

Posted  June 15, 2015  by  David M.

  Steve Liskey Bamboo is a great material for pipes. Steve has great bamboo. Steve brings a wonderful new personal art to bamboo & briar. That being said. I have had enough of white bamboo in my collection for whatever reason. I never expected to collect so many pipes with this material. I specifically blame […]

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The New Generation of Pipe Smoker – Meet the Future of Our Community

Posted  June 1, 2015  by  David M.

About 8 months ago I came across two pipe smokers, much younger than me & I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed their company. Both of them display the same love, dedication & joy to the hobby as I do. I have spent a lot of time talking & smoking my pipes with […]

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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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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 ...
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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...
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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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Exploring Pipe Evolution – Eder Mathias – Fun, Fast & Dynamic

I rarely write about pipe-makers who have less than 100 pipes under their belt. The main reason being that virtually 100% of the time, such pipe-makers have not yet had enough time to neither develop their own style  nor find ...
by David M.
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2 Minds Join as 1. What you don’t know about Geiger pipes.

You may know that: Geiger Pipes come from the country of Sweden. -and-       2.  That each Geiger Pipe is a product of the joint collaboration between the husband & wife duo, Love (pronounced Lou-Ve) & Sara. What el...
by David M.
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Dear Pipe Friends

Dear Pipe Friends, Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting some new information up to you. I have been in the process of moving my life from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles the past few weeks. I have moved...
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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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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...
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