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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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Exploring Pipe Evolution – Boris Starkov’s Fin

All pipe-makers and their work naturally evolve over time. Things change within their work and sometimes you can literally see the step by step, natural transitions that such an idea takes and you can watch as it slowly evolves...
by David M.
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The Easy Transformation of the Briar Block’s Skin from Wood to something Extraordinary

Its nice to know that if a pipe maker ever becomes flustered with difficult thoughts related to what type of shape they should make next, they can always breath at least a small sigh of relief knowing that we also have the pipe...
by David M.
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Temporary Hiatus Almost Over

Dear Readers, The site has clearly been on a temporary break for some time. Clearly for good reason though. Some of the reasons are connected to the new business venture I am involved in, coupled with a full blown move down to ...
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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Chicago 2012 – Show Report

What an absolutely incredible experience my first Chicago show was and what an absolutely overwhelming experience it was as well. With all the incredible, fun and pleasant experiences I had, side by side with each of them were ...
by David M.
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What is the Best Pricing Strategy for New Pipe-makers to use?

New pipe-makers just entering the business, have to make a living. They work long and hard hours at their craft and for the hours worked, they need to be compensated. If they are however new to the business, how should they app...
by David M.
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Cornelius Manz – Focusing on his own Voice

Is there a pipe-maker having more fun today than Cornelius Manz? (also spelled Maenz) How can he not be having fun? His pipes are sold out within a few hours of being posted. His re-orders from retailers are occurring at a non-...
by David M.
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Are you a Tobacco Customer or a Hoarder? Who Decides?

Much has been said of late concerning the “hoarding” of popular, hard to come by, brands of tobacco. It seems to have come to somewhat of a crescendo with the significant price increase of Samual Gawith bulk tobacco by some...
by Chris Garlasco
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Follow the Al Pascia boys as they scour the German & Danish Country-sides for Pipes

The Al Pascia boys, Leo & Cosimo, are once again upon their yearly search for the best briar’s coming out of the shops from the most talented German & Danish artisan pipe makers. The pipes they hand-select over th...
by David M.
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English Hate -vs- Aromatic Love

Reactions to pipe smoking in public are always fun and rather unique outpourings of expression. There are two specific types of reactions however that are fairly consistent. These are # 1 – The expressed disgust  the non...
by David M.
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Liskey & Turner, Two Paths to the Same Dream

  If you have had the opportunity to attend a pipe show here in North America over the past couple of years, it would be hard not to notice the classical revival of young, enthusiastic new pipe makers that are making their...
by Chris Garlasco
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Who doesn’t have their 2012 Pipe Calendar yet?

It sure isn’t me. I picked mine up a while ago. I can however imagine that a good few of you may have not done the same, yet. Seeing as how we all need calendars for the full year coming up, now is a good a time as any to...
by David M.
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