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I Don’t Always Go To Pipe Shows But When I Do, It’s The Chicago Pipe Show

Slow Smoke Contest

His grandfather came to the US with a $50 gold coin in his shoe, opened up a cigar shop, and his most famous customer was Babe Ruth.  He holds the […]

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S.T. Dupont Review and a Tale of Two Lighters

Tale of Two Lighters

S.T. Dupont Company makes some of the finest and most expensive lighters in the tobacco smoking world.  They are indeed a luxury item for pipe smokers who wish to light […]

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Viva Las Pipe-Vegas Take Two (Vegas Pipe Show Report)

Year number two is in the books for the Las Vegas International Pipe Show, formally the West Coast Pipe Show until renamed by Brian Levine and Dave Peterson. After all […]

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Sparking Up Your Pipe with a Rattray’s Lighter

Recently, on the Pipes Magazine Forums, a user asked an open question about the Rattray’s Grand Lighter.  I had not used or spent much time looking into those, so I […]

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Chicago Pipe Show 2023 Round Up

Would you believe that this year was my first year to ever attend a Chicago Pipe Show?  It was.  Most of the time, the Chicago show overlapped other conferences that […]

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2022 Texas Pipe Show Report

Bob from Tobacco Cabana showing off the Texas sized cowboy hat.

This years  Texas Pipe show started out a bit chilly  at a balmy 40 degrees.  Luckily, it warmed up into the high 50s for the day with the sunshine making […]

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Holiday Shopping Guide and Product Round Up

Since we didn’t have IPCPR (Now the PCA) this year as a tradeshow I didn’t get a chance to go sit down and interview all the people in the pipe […]

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Carve a Pipe of Arnold Schwarzenegger and He Will Smoke It And Everyone Will Talk About It

Recently, to celebrate Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 73rd birthday, Max Bogdan carved a pipe of his face.  Not just Arnold’s face mind you. It’s Arnold as Cyberdyne systems model 101 (or the […]

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A Chat with Chris Gawith of Gawith and Hoggarth

I had a chance to sit down with Chris Gawith and chat to him about his two brands, Samuel Gawith and Gawith and Hoggarth. It was an audio interview, so […]

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IPCR 2019 Update #2 What’s New in Pipes? Dunhill is back?!!?

James Foster, CST After my previous article covering the regulatory affairs in the industry and the changes to International Premium Cigar &; Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) tradeshow, I thought a […]

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