Real NameJames Parsons
Last Visited2015-09

Smoking pipes (and cigars) exclusively for something like 45 years. For a couple of years, I had a small adjunct business repairing pipes. Sold most of the equipment/inventory, thoiugh, when I moved to Alaska and then Wyoming. Now back in Iowa and contemplating retiring, I'm thinking about "re-tooling" and getting back into that plus, also, some pipe making. Plan to be running with this by sometime later this summer/fall. For openers, I plan to fix a bunch of my pipes. I've got somwhere, I think, around 230 plus or minus. A number of which could use new stems.

With about 230 +/- briars, they cover a wide array. From well known makers like Dunhill, Charatan, Savinelli, Chacom, GBD, and Sasieni to Jobey to misc. "basket pipes" and so on. About a dozen meerschaums. And, a bucket full of corncobs. Also a mess of old English type clay pipes. Interestingly, I also have a few of those old late 1700s to early 1800s "fur-trade era" clay bowls that use reed stems. Interestingly, while the bowls tend to be smallish on these, they are very good to smoke.


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Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2015-09-07 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Half & Half 341 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2013-06-27 Lane Limited - Hayward Mixture 7 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7