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John Brandt keeps the Wilke blends alive

John Brandt keeps the Wilke blends alive

— In Fall River, Massachusetts, home of Lizzie Borden by Marc Monroe Dion Sometimes it’s hard not to think of pipe smoking as, if not a lost art, then maybe an art of loss. John Brandt, owner of the Old Firehouse Smoke Shop in Fall River, Massachusetts, doesn’t agree. Not only does he run an […]

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A lone wolf on aromatic or Oriental pipe tobacco

A lone wolf on aromatic or Oriental pipe tobacco

by Ben Rapaport Is an aromatic or Oriental blend one of your preferred pipe tobaccos? In a sense, it’s a trick question. Today, the distinction between aromatics and Orientals is sharply drawn in the minds of many American pipe smokers. “Aromatic,” in the popular American sense, refers to blends — predominantly Burley or Cavendish — […]

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Trial by fire

The reality of today’s pipe tobacco world is that few new blends are appearing, numerous blends are disappearing, and many fabulous tobaccos are out of stock as everyone has been stocking up in anticipation of changing laws (which may or may not happen). We enjoyed the opportunity to visit a few classic and available selections […]

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The writers of Smokingpipes.com

The writers of Smokingpipes.com

It takes a group of talented professionals to keep an online pipe and tobacco business flourishing by Chuck Stanion Fifteen years ago there were only limited numbers of people who would buy pipes online. The prevalent opinion was, “I can’t buy a pipe until I hold it in my hand and see it for myself.” […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

  •By Tad Gage and Joe Harb• Altadis (now a part of Imperial Tobacco) has been one of the stalwarts of support for pipe smokers and a point player in fighting antitobacco legislation and taxation. The company’s selection of bulk and tinned tobacco is extensive. The Sutliff line of tinned pipe tobacco represents Altadis’ effort […]

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Hidden gem

Hidden gem

•By Stephen A. Ross• If you’ve never attended the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana show, chances are you’ve never heard of The Briar & The Burley, a full-service tobacco shop located in Bloomington, Ind., that has a selection of pipes matched by very few tobacco shops in the United States. Mike Fisher, proprietor of The […]

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Having a Blast

Bruce Weaver

    Spend a few minutes talking to Bruce Weaver about pipes and pipemaking and it’s clear how enthusiastic and passionate he is about his second career. Speaking with a rich, deep and booming voice, he fervently, and often humorously, tells anyone who’ll listen how much he enjoys pipemaking—and how humbled he feels to even […]

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