Tag Archives: pipe smoking

A Guide to the Types of Pipe Tobacco

With a countless number of tobacco blends available from all over the globe, it can be difficult to believe anyone could have tried them all; never mind choose which one to go for next. The variety and blends are endless, and you will often find independent tobacconists creating their own blends to add to the […]

How to Build Cake in a New Tobacco Pipe

When discussing pipes, the word ‘cake’ no longer means a delicious baked good, but rather refers to the process of building up a layer of carbon on the inner walls of your pipe’s chamber! Cake, in this context, is the black layer on the inside of tobacco pipes, however, achieving the perfect cake is not […]

How to Light and Relight a Tobacco Pipe

a man lighting a tobacco pipe with a match

Whether you’re smoking a cigar, cigarette or tobacco pipe, the lighting stage is essential and can have a great impact on the burn, taste and enjoyment of your smoke. Pipes are perhaps the hardest of the three to light accurately, so once you have packed your pipe with tobacco, it is important to carefully introduce […]

The Complete Guide to Tobacco Pipes

Pipe smoking

Getting started with pipe smoking may be a little overwhelming if you know little about your new hobby. Smoking a tobacco pipe is a very enjoyable experience, and many pipe smokers love collecting a variety of pipes, from the simple to the more intricately designed! To help you get started on your pipe smoking journey, […]

Pipe Smoking Dos & Don’ts

Man outdoors lighting a smoking pipe

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, lots of people make avoidable mistakes when smoking pipes. These common mistakes can lead to a smoke that you’d rather forget, or even worse, put you off for good. Read our guide for the dos and don’ts of pipe smoking, to be sure you get a pleasant smoke […]

The History of the Clay Pipe

A selection of clay pipe parts

When Sir Walter Raleigh introduced tobacco to the people of Tudor England all the way back in the 16th-century, a whole new industry was born; clay pipe making. They’re a far cry from the pipes we know and love now, but their history has paved the way for our tobacco smoking staple.

A Look into Famous Pipe-Smoker, Sherlock Holmes

The original illustration of Sherlock Holmes smoking a pipe.

 Sherlock Holmes is arguably Britain’s most beloved fictional detective, and whilst he may not be the first, he is certainly the most well-known. The Guinness World Records has even listed him as the ‘most portrayed movie character’ in the entire history, gracing our screens in numerous television, movie and game adaptions throughout the years. He […]

Beginner’s Guide to Smoking a Pipe

Man smoking pipe tobacco through a pipe

“A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan.” -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton What does Sam Slick, Edwin Hubble, Van Goph and J.R.R Tolkien all have in common? Pipe smoking, of course! […]