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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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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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Who is Maigurs Knets?…and why does he focus on exquisite Minutia?

                                              ENJOY SOME MORE FANTASTIC PIPE PICS & MORE PIPE COMMENTARY. B...
by David M.
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From Russia with Smoke. St. Petersburg Pipe Show 2011 – Picture Report

The Russian pipe community is going strong, both in their incredible surge of new and exciting carvers, as well as within their pipe smoking & pipe collecting community. Russia is a country that has always been in many ways...
by David M.
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West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas 2011 – Picture Report

Sorry about the delay in getting this up here everyone. It was much more work than I anticipated, mainly because when you are in Las Vegas and living ‘Las Vegas’ hours, well…you can imagine. To give you a roug...
by David M.
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Adam Davidson – Student or Master of Yin & Yang?

We are now at the end. This is the last of the 3 interviews done in honor of the West Coast Pipe Show happening in Las Vegas this coming weekend. All of the 3 interviews and the work connected to them started more than 4 months...
by David M.
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