James Foster
The Old K&P Factory
While it’s not late-breaking news at this point about the purchase of Peterson pipes by Laudisi, and the Peterson tobacco line to Scandinavian Tobacco. I did feel it was important to talk to the stakeholders about what the future holds. So strap yourself in as I had a chance to talk to Joshua Burgess (Managing Director, Laudisi Ireland), Leonard Wortzel (VP of Marketing and Product Dev at Scandinavian Tobacco Group/Lane Ltd), AND the man, the myth, the Peterson book author, and walking Peterson encyclopedia - Mark Irwin. Additionally, Conor Palmer chimed in briefly and answered a couple questions.

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James Foster
IPCPR 2016

Why would I have expected to have very little new pipe news this year? In a totally unexpected fashion my 2 and a half days on the IPCPR trade show were jam packed with meeting pipe people and in a blur of activity from every tobacco manufacturer trying to get their new products out the door before the August 8th FDA deadline. You can catch part 1 where I covered the highlights of my first day full of government regulations here.

This article I’ll highlight the information at each stop along my circuit 2 1/2 days.  Strap yourself in as there is a ton of information and pictures and in some cases it will seem a bit like rapid fire so excuse the brevity.

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James Foster

Like pipes of different quality and cost, lighters are very similar. While there is a point you get diminishing returns for the price on both, I’ve found that the difference between this lighter I’m reviewing and say a zippo pipe lighter is like night and day.

Kiribi lighters are brand new to the pipe scene with their entry into the market place this year and have a very interesting story in how they came into fruition.

The lighter and its name is the brainchild of Laudisi Enterprises - who you might recognize as the parent company for smokingpipes.com.   Laudisi was looking to bring a new lighter to the market that had high quality, workmanship, and a great price point that meets or beats similar lighters such as the Old Boy.

In their search to find a quality manufacturer they found a perfect match in Tsutobo out of Japan.

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