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 industry to bring you the latest news and information.  But, I have managed to reach out to a few people before the holiday season and […]

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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 T-800) from the Terminator series of movies we all know and love. Then he posted it on Reddit.

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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 I have transcribed it as such. Are you thinking about dropping one of the brands? No, not at all. They are all made under the […]

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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 good follow up would be all the good news and great new products that are still hitting the market this year as a bit of […]

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IPCPR 2019 Update #1 Regulatory Affairs and Changes to IPCPR

James Foster, CST Well, friends, it’s that time again where I’ve trekked out to Vegas for you in the summertime…  Braving the heat, strange offers from Uber drivers, and Brian Levine’s attempts at comedy to bring you the latest news that’s fit to print about the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) trade […]

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Father the Flame Movie a Must See for Pipe Enthusiasts

James Foster, CST After 7 years and 6 countries we’re finally seeing a finished product that the pipe community has been anxiously waiting for. We’ve seen snippets and previews at the Chicago show, and you might have run across Chad Terpstra, Jeremy Rush, and team filming throughout the years enough to be excited about this. […]

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Mystery: The Peterson System Stem That Time Forgot

James Foster, CST Mark Irwin reached out to me around the end of last year and asked if I would be interested in participating in a project.  When he mentioned it was Peterson project- my interest was piqued immediately. In this case, it’s the patent that time forgot which was uncovered by Mark Irwin and […]

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Meerschaum, The Past and Present

James Foster, CST Recently on the forums, an old post got resurrected about the differences between block and pressed meerschaum and the reminder was that pressed meerschaum is rarely used these days because it takes huge machines to use.  I actually didn’t know this and thought it would be a good time to talk to some experts […]

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Bisgaard Pipes Under New Ownership and Growing

James Foster, CST If you haven’t heard of Bisgaard Pipes you’re not alone. I actually hadn’t heard about them either until Kevin mentioned to me that they were under new ownership. “New Ownership? I didn’t know the old owners, how long have they been in business?” I asked. “Why don’t you write an article about […]

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Briarworks Gets New Digs

James Foster, CST The fact that Briarworks has moved everything to a new location is nothing new. What is new though is the fact that they have opened up a storefront to have customers stop by and buy a pipe, or sit down in the lounge and smoke a cigar from their humidor. I had […]

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