Summer 2013 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Summer 2013

The return of some classics

The return of some classics

Too often we pipe enthusiasts find ourselves reminiscing about and mourning the loss of great pipe tobaccos. So many tobaccos are no longer manufactured, or supply never meets demand, or importation has ceased, and we’re left smoking the other great tobaccos that are still available. But even so, we always miss that iconic blend that […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

Peterson tobaccos have gone through a few iterations in the past couple decades, but it seems, for the most part, the company has settled on blends developed by Kohlhase, Kopp & Co., a highly respected manufacturer. It’s fair to say many, if not most, of the Peterson tobaccos are robust–densely aged and caked and delivering […]

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Wessex pipes Wessex pipes are handcrafted at the Lorenzetti factory, founded in 1934 by master pipe carver Otello Lorenzetti. The factory remains headquartered in the family’s original house in Macerata, Italy. Only the finest Italian briar is used for all Wessex pipes. The new Wessex Bristol pipes are available in either smooth or black sandblast […]

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Parting shots

Parting shots

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Saving hundreds from certain death

Saving hundreds from certain death

People often ask me, “Chuck, how can someone so gifted be so modest?” and I always answer, “How dare you speak to me?” It’s difficult to believe that someone as superior as I am could be so modest, but my humility is just a small part of my impressiveness, because I’m also movie-star handsome. Women […]

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Vegas pipe extravaganza

Vegas pipe extravaganza

Returning to Las Vegas for its fourth year, the West Coast Pipe Show (WCPS) was the right place for pipe hobbyists to be on the weekend of Nov. 3–4, 2012. The event keeps getting better. The day before always brings its own special sense of excitement. Friday, Nov. 2 was no exception as exhibitors and […]

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Unger memories

Unger memories

Unger memories Thank you for your piece about Bill [Unger] and thank Neill Roan for his photograph. Both fit well together. Bill was one of my six closest friends, and now death has cut me down to five. Pamela [Bill’s wife] sent me one of Bill’s favorite pipes— a large, bent Charatan made in the […]

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