Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We want to thank you for listening and being one of our loyal 15,000 weekly fans. Your host is Brian Levine and in tonight’s "Pipe Parts" segment he will talk about pipe stem materials. We will cover stem materials from the "old days" and more modern stem materials as well. Our featured guest is artisan pipe maker from Japan, Hiroyuki Tokutomi. Tokutomi has been making high grade pipes, mostly in the freehand style for many years, and about a year ago turned his business into a family business, adding his wife and daughter to the pipe making team. The audio was recorded during the Chicago Pipe Show. Since Tokutomi doesn’t speak English, we had translation help from Ryota Shimizu. He is in charge of customer service for Japanese customers for SmokingPipes.com.
We hope you enjoy our 45-minute show produced just for you—the pipe smoker and collector. The following link will launch a pop-up player. Alternatively, you can download the show in iTunes after the initial broadcast is complete here.
Hiroyuki Tokutomi at the 2012 Chicago Pipe Show