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GBD Shadow – Full Bent Review

A simple pipe but one that attracts attention wherever it’s displayed. The unusual dark stain is paired directly to the stem with little fuss, the focus being on the smoking…

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Big Ben Churchwarden – 1/4 Bent

Big Ben have produced a couple of great Churchwarden pipes and here is one of them, with a shallow bend in the stem and a tall bowl. Details include a…

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Vauen Adagio – First Look

The Vauen Adagio is another fine piece of craftsmanship from this German pipe maker. With a large bowl that nestles perfectly in the palm of your hand, and a simple…

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Vauen Fuji

New for 2015 the Fuji takes its name from the famous, snow-capped Japanese mountain. With an unusual sandblasted and white stained finish it’s a real standout pipe and as you’d…

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Carey’s Magic Inch – Let’s Take A Closer Look

Different people have different opinions on the different systems available in the pipe smoking world. Balsa, charcoal, 6mm, 9mm, philtpads… the list goes on. Carey’s Magic Inch was patented in…

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Big Ben Christopher Antique

With a brindle stain to really accentuate the grain this is another beautiful smoking pipe from the Royal Dutch Pipe Company.

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Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists – Lord’s, London June 2015

Last week saw the latest gathering of the great and the good (and some of the not so on either count too!) from the UK tobacco industry at the home…

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Big Ben Saturn

Big Ben are another of my favourite Guest Brands and when they get it right, they really get it right. This Big Ben Saturn is a great looking pipe combining…

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Want to smoke a pipe but don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips…

Sometimes, as experienced pipe smokers, we tend to forget how utterly daunting it can be for the novice – like trying to enter a mysterious clique speaking a different language…

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Pipes by Henryk Worobiec

In his own words… “The firm was established by my father, Paweł, in 1954, and I have been continuing this family tradition on my own since 1979. So far I…

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