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How Does the Shape of Your Pipes Bowl Affect the Smoke?

A man lighting a pipe with a match

While many things have an impact on the tastes we get from our pipe, such as how fast we puff on it, how much tobacco we pack in and what we use to light it, the actual geometry of our pipe also plays a strong role in creating the flavours we receive. We take a […]

Cigar and Pipe Smoking Cartoon Characters

While you may think that the child-targeted animations and cartoons produced by the likes of Disney would not be displaying characters smoking on screen, there have actually been a wide number of animated faces from both film and TV to light up on screen. We take a look at just a few of the cigar […]

The Most Weird and Wonderful Tobacco Pipes

To many, a tobacco pipe is truly a thing of beauty in that it is crafted with the upmost care and intricacy. For centuries, the design of these wooden vessels has remained largely unaltered, with many modern-day gentlemen still opting for the traditional style of an exceptionally gleaming wooden pipe. However, in recent years, the […]

A Gentleman’s Christmas: Best Pipes for Christmas

A twig of frosty berries

Christmas lights are starting to brighten up the dark skies, and our hats and scarves are out for good; the festive period has officially begun! In this chilly weather there isn’t much we enjoy more than cosying up by the fire with our favourite pipe, so why not gift one to your favourite people? You […]

Famous Pipe-Smoking Authors

A pile of open books

When we think of classic authors we imagine them at a typewriter, looking like a fine, scholarly gentleman; perhaps one who is smoking a pipe whilst gazing off deep in thought. The link between pipe-smoking and literature is one that has introduced many a pipe-lover to the hobby; both through the desire to obtain that […]

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! […]