Ambush1964

Real NameJohn Schantz Jr.
Joined2013-08
Last Visited2021-04
LocationBillings, Montana

Newbie smoker at 48 except all the second hand smoke of my fathers cigarettes for the first 25 years of my life. I smoke pipes and cigars only, maybe a smoke a week average (I'm a lightweight). I prefer aromatic tobaccos, and dislike English/Latakia types.

It's been a few years now since I started the pipe weed and I have 100 different types of tobacco and still more to come. I plan to add reviews on all at some point. I also have 500 pipes now....so far.... most of which are vintage or antiques that I have refurbished. I have also made one pipe from a pre-drilled block and another from a block (purchased from Mark Tinsky of American Smoking Pipe Company) on my lathe. The first one is ok, a LongJohn Zulu, the second turned out great, a Short Stacked Liverpool. They both smoke great.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.
Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
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Reviews

18 reviews
61 helpful votes
4 star:
9 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
3 Recommended
2 star:
5 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.7, Burley 3.6

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2019-02-22 Vauen - Auenland - The Shire (Hobbit) 20 0 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2018-01-13 Cornell & Diehl - Orion's Arrow 21 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.1
2016-12-16 Cornell & Diehl - Oriental Silk 46 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-08-02 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Glengarry Flake 57 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2016-04-11 Cult - Blood Red Moon 93 8 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-04-05 Cornell & Diehl - Blockade Runner 68 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2015-03-02 Sillem's - Red 16 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2015-01-04 CAO - Black 23 5 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.5
2015-01-03 Mac Baren - 7 Seas Gold Blend 56 9 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2014-12-04 Peterson - Special Reserve 2014 (Limited Edition) 13 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2014-11-20 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 431 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-11-15 Vauen - Black Pepper 6 5 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2014-09-23 Cornell & Diehl - Briar Fox 165 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2014-08-25 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Blue Danube (Sutliff Private Stock) 14 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2014-08-08 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 254 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2014-08-05 G. L. Pease - Gaslight (Old London Series) 136 4 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2014-08-03 Lane Limited - Crown Achievement 85 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-08-25 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 152 10 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0