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An Artist’s Soul: Pipemaker Luigi Viprati

Luigi Viprati says that he’s retired, but he has a damn funny sense of retirement. While he’s no longer putting in the daily grind of…

Sweet Pipes: A Look at Monjure International

Steve Monjure has been in the pipe and tobacco business for 21 years, establishing Monjure International in 1997 by representing…

From the Race Shop to the Workshop

It’s an irony of auto racing that going fast on the race track requires a slow, detailed and meticulous approach in the race shop.

Danish Collaboration: The Birth of 4th Generation Pipes

Since 1882, when Erik Peter Stokkebye first opened a tobacco factory and shop in Odense, Denmark, the Stokkebye family has enjoyed a long association…

Extending the Heritage: Genod Pipes

While Sebastien Beaud is fast approaching his 20th year as a pipemaker, the company he owns—Genod Pipes—can trace its history…

Classically English: Ian Walker’s Northern Briars

Ian Walker, owner of the English pipemaking company Northern Briars, is celebrating a big anniversary this year—the 60th year of…

Joao Reis: A Pipemaker’s Evolution

The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club has hosted the Chicagoland Pipe & Tobacciana Show on the first weekend of May since 1996.

Pipe Tobacco Fundamentals

While the variety of pipe tobacco blends available on the market today can be a little intimidating for any tobacco retailer to master, knowing…

Pipe Smokers: The Next Generation

Pipes and pipe tobacco are a category unlike any other in the tobacco industry. In 2014, ABC News published a story titled “Pipe Smoking…

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