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A Guide to Pipe Bowls and How They Can Influence the Smoking Experience

Many pipe enthusiasts, especially those relatively new to the pastime, are under the impression that the main factor - or indeed the only factor - shaping the smoking experience is the tobacco. Thi …

Celebrate the New Year by Giving Your Meerschaum Pipe a Health Check-Up

The turn of the new year marks a traditional time of reflection and renewal. People resolve to make positive changes in their behavior or to finish projects that have been lingering on the back bur …

Briar Pipe Finishes and Mouthpieces: Choosing One that's Uniquely You

A good personalized briar pipe comes in many shapes and forms. From the different finishes to the different mouth pieces. In this article we will help you select which finish and mouthpiece with he …

How Much Heat Can Your Briar Pipes Handle?

Briar pipes are made from root burls of the white heath tree. “Tree” is probably being a bit generous when it comes to the White Heath because they’re far more like gnarly little bushes than trees, …

The Complete Meerschaum Pipe Care Kit: Stocking Fillers for Pipe Smokers

How do you define the perfect Christmas gift? Experience says the gifts that are appreciated the most are usually the ones that reflect a knowledge of the person who is receiving the gift, rather t …