- Sep 6, 2023
Hello all, I have been an off and on pipe smoker since the early 80’s. My dad got me interested in pipes as an alternative to cigarettes, and pipes were a common bond for us until I decided to quit cigarettes. I stopped all tobacco use for a number of years with an occasional pipe here and there. I recently have gotten back into pipes as a hobby and have been enjoying it greatly. I’m a 75% aromatic, 25% non-aromatic smoker. My favorites are Country Squire blends with Old Toby probably at the top of the list. Shepherds Pie, or HGL by Lane for my non-aromatic go to. I have a modest collection of decent briars that I inherited from my father that date from the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s (I was born in 1964, and I think having a family put an end to his buying new pipes.). Other than those, I have a good Mearchaum, a few cobs, and a new Nording bent poker (Cherrywood shape) that I have been breaking in the last week. While I did learn a lot from my dad about pipe smoking, this site has been a wealth of great information. I’m looking forward to interacting with all of you.