At an age of 42 I decided to give pipe smoking a try. This was
mid 2018, one of the hottest summers I can remember. I've
always been an avid opponent of smoking cigarets and I think I
still am, though maybe not as avid as before. My reason for
taking up this esoteric hobby is I needed something to slow me
down. Slow down and reflect on what has passed. Hopefully my
life will be a richer one because of it.
The list is sorted by my preference.
Waiting to be tried
- Bell's - Three Nuns
- Ashton - Consummate Gentleman
- Captain Black - Royal
- Captain Black - Gold
- Davidoff - Scottish Mixture
- Seattle pipe club - Plum pudding, special reserve
- Ashton - Guilty Pleasure
- DTM - S.V.H.
I enjoy using things that have a history. This often means
they need to be of certain quality to last the tides of
time. One day I might buy an estate pipe with some history,
but for now I'll give my pipes their own.
- Chacom, 1202 - Full bend black rustic, 2019
- Rattrays, Glory Days - Poker black rustic, 2018
Tamper, made my own with two types of wood and a large screw.
After burning my fingers a few times I invested in a pipe
lighter from Peterson. It's tilted soft flame is perfect for