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Real NameRobert Russell
Joined2013-08
Last Visited2014-10
LocationUnknown

I began my pipe-smoking saga over a decade ago when I first became legal age to do so. Initially, I enjoyed mass-market aromatic tobaccos until I happened upon a local tobacconist and discovered higher quality tobacco. I smoked aromatic blends for a while longer until I reserved to try an English mixture. From then on, I have forsaken aromatic blends and embraced the world of the English/Balkan tobaccos.

Highlights of the collection include 7 Meerschaums, 2 Petersons, 1 Larsen, 1 Bari, 8 Paronellis,1 Savinelli & 1 custom hand-crafted pipe from an independent pipe-maker. The remaining pipes are from my early years and are mostly bent Dr. Grabows of different finishes, though 2 are churchwardens of which the makers are unknown.

Badges

Neutralist Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd (Melville At Sea) 139 ★★★★ 3.4
2013-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X 65 ★★★★ 3.3
2013-08-04 Peterson - Nightcap 660 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-08-04 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 438 ★★★★ 3.0

Reviews

17 reviews
43 helpful votes
4 star:
5 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
8 Recommended
2 star:
3 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.4, Burley 3.3, Latakia 3.3, Oriental/Turkish 3.3, Perique 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2013-08-04 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X 65 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-08-04 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 438 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2013-08-04 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2013-08-04 Peterson - Nightcap 660 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Blenheim 5 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Poplar Camp 35 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd (Melville At Sea) 139 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Bailey's Front Porch 32 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Home from the Hills 15 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Crooner 116 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Engine 99 62 10 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - #081 Balkan 4 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 140 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East 103 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Mountain Camp 39 4 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium 53 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2013-08-04 Cornell & Diehl - London Squire 18 10 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7