Category Archives: Pipe News

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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Kapp & Peterson Announces New Peterson Special Blast Grade


Via Press Release From Peterson Pipes: After consulting with several reputable pipe makers and industry figures, we recently revamped our sandblasting process here at Peterson to follow a more artisan-like approach, enabling us to better reveal the natural patterns of each individual block of briar while maintaining a continuous flow of production. After refining such […]

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Great News for Fans of Peterson Pipes & Accessories

Peterson Pipes New Website – The Most Complete Resource for Peterson Enthusiasts Kapp & Peterson, the oldest continuously operating briar pipe factory in the world, launches new retail website, Via Press Release –  Dublin, Ireland: Laudisi Ireland, the parent company of Kapp & Peterson, Peterson of Dublin, and, has today announced the release […]

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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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Mac Baren Takes Over Planta Tabak Brands

Via Mac Baren Press Release: Mac Baren Tobacco is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire the outstanding brands from Planta Tabak-Manufactur’s traditional portfolio. “We are very proud to have completed the acquisition of the pipe and finecut tobacco business of Planta Tabak-Manufaktur,” said Mac Baren CEO Simon Sophus Nielsen. “The Planta portfolio includes a […]

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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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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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Pipe-Making Documentary Father The Flame To Premiere At 54th Chicago Int’l Film Festival

Kevin Godbee Acclaimed cinematographer Chad Terpstra makes directorial debut in sweeping, sentimental story of craftsmanship, tradition and family. Mirror Darkly today announces the world premiere of FATHER THE FLAME, a documentary about the legacy of the tobacco pipe, at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival (October 10-21, 2018). Chad Terpstra, a Michigan-based cinematographer, makes his […]

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Myrtle Beach, SC – Kapp & Peterson, Ltd. and Laudisi Enterprises, Inc. are pleased to announce that Laudisi, a U.S.-based retailer, distributor, and manufacturer of premium pipes and pipe tobacco, will purchase Kapp & Peterson, specifically the Peterson pipe factory and the Peterson of Dublin shop on Nassau Street. Founded in 1865, Peterson is one […]

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