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Erik Peter, my Father, was a larger than life person, full of energy and excitement for his craft. His favorite tobacco was navy flake, and this full-bodied smoke is a perfect example of his passion. It strikes a natural balance in the distinct characteristics of superior Burleys and mature Virginias by using a small measure of Black Cavendish to please true flake lovers."
-Erik Stokkebye

Brand4th Generation
Blended ByErik Stokkebye
Manufactured ByMacBaren
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging100g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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PC Plod (30)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A superbly crafted navy flake. Slow burning, satisfying, with no trace of harshness.

I was expecting this to be a variation of Mac Baren Navy Flake. Indeed they look similar, but 1931 is considerably richer, rounder, and deeper in flavour. This flake is unique. I give it full marks.

The tin aroma of honey is pronounced and made my mouth water. The first puffs suggested the bouquet and strength of a very fine cigar. However the large measure of Virginia tobacco contributes to an overall sweet and mellow character.

The honey is not detectable in the burning aroma. Perhaps it helps to smooth the rough edges of the stronger components. There's absolutely no harshness or sting when the smoke is blown through the nose. Just the deep rich aroma of fine pipe tobacco.

Using the fold and stuff method with a loose pack, a medium bowl (not quite two flakes) of 1931 smouldered away for over two hours. The tobacco burns well without the need for relights. And there was no need to dry the flakes prior to smoking.

Pipe Used: Peterson Irish Harp

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoking Pipes

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Navy Flake.

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