I started pipe-smoking during my first stint in the Army in 1980. I can't say I'm an everyday piper, but I enjoy both the pipes and the tobaccos in my collection.
I was lucky enough to land a job at my local tobacconist when I was first married. Lucky because the owner is a friend of mine, and also because it gave me the opportunity to learn a great deal about tobaccos, pipes and the trade. I miss those days, but have fond memories because of them.
I've recently reconnected with my collection, and it's been like finding a long-lost friend. While I've been a membre of this site for about six years, I have written very few reviews. I hope to correct that in the continuing days.
4 Meerschaums; Askwith Morta blowfish; Russ Cook pickaxe; 2 S&R straight grains; 2 Knute freehands; Peterson Capt. Pete bent Rhodesian; Peterson St. Pat's 1997; Stanwell HCA churchwarden; Caminetto straight grain freehand; and a bunch of other worthy smokers!
|2013-11-25||A & C Petersen - Caledonian Virginia Flake||13||2.7|
|2013-11-25||Cornell & Diehl - Boker Or - Morning Light (Hebraica Series)||12||3.4|
|2013-11-25||Cornell & Diehl - Or Olam - Light of the Universe (Hebraica Series)||10||3.1|
|2013-11-25||G. L. Pease - Embarcadero (Fog City Selection)||95||3.1|
|2013-11-25||Mac Baren - Roll Cake||74||2.7|
|2013-11-25||Mac Baren - Plumcake||282||2.9|
|2013-11-25||McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve)||231||3.5|
|2013-11-25||McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve)||228||3.2|
|2013-11-25||McClelland - Orient 996 (Collector Series)||20||3.3|
|2013-11-25||McClelland - Smyrna No.1 (Grand Orientals)||53||3.3|
|2013-11-25||McClelland - Drama Reserve (Grand Orientals)||62||3.7|
|2013-11-25||Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky||157||3.3|
|2013-11-25||Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403)||290||3.3|
|2013-11-25||Peterson - Irish Cask||248||2.9|
|2007-06-03||Rattray - Dark Fragrant||69||2.8|
5 helpful votes
4 star: 0 Strongly Recommended
3 star: 2 Recommended
2 star: 0 Somewhat Recommended
1 star: 1 Not Recommended
|2007-06-03||Rattray - Dark Fragrant||69||0||2.8|
|2007-05-20||McClelland - Navy Cavendish (Matured Virginias)||73||1||3.0|
|2004-10-10||Rattray - Charles Mixture||20||4||2.0|