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Talking Pipe Making with Sean Reum


When a friend from the straight razor community turned Sean Reum onto pipe smoking, it was inevitable that he’d take it beyond simple recreation.

A Conversation with Artisan Pipe Carver J. Mouton


J. Mouton is an artisan pipe maker from Gueydan, Louisiana. His fascination with pipes and tobacco brought him to the hobby around 2016.

Four Altinay Meerschaum Pipes

Altinay Pipe Company – Beauty in Meerschaum

Pipe smoker or not, the artistic beauty of an expertly carved meerschaum pipe is undeniable. And no craftsmen find the…

Davidoff Year of the Ox Masterpiece Pipe Revealed

Pipe smokers have reason to celebrate. Davidoff Cigars is celebrating the Chinese New Year with the release of its Year of the Ox Masterpiece Pipe.

The Unwritten Rules of Pipemaking

It’s a chilly 32 degrees Fahrenheit in early December as Dirk Heinemann walks the short distance from the bus stop to his great-great-grandfather’s…

Scott Thile Embraces the Creative Life

Music and pipe smoke have intertwined in an evanescent warp and weft that created the tapestry of Scott Thile’s life.

Women: Important Players in the Pipe World

Throughout most of modern history, women around the world—particularly in the Western world—have taken up leisure pipe smoking, and there…

Tips for A Rookie Pipe Smoker


I can trace my love of tobacco back to when I was 3 years old, just starting to grow up in a quiet corner of eastern Michigan.

Baron Ambrosia: The Pipe Evangelist


Standing at 6-foot-1 without taking his hair into account, broad-backed with a generous surplus of muscles, eyes possessed of the pure giddy…