I smoke the pipe for about 30 years and then stop for 20 years and recently begin smoking again. Now that it is easy to get Capstan Blue Flake I find it enjoyable. I worked as a tobacconist for about 12 years and managed a small chain of retail stores more about 9 years. I have fond memories of great customers and friends I made in the industry which I left in 1992. Retail does get taxing after a while.
Currently, my hobby is repairing old pocket knives and hunting knives, and being an administrator on the All About Pocket Knives website.
I collect knives and knife related items including a collection of pipe knives.