|Real Name||Jean-Pierre REN|
I started smoking pipe the second year I started smoking. Quite amazing to find that the pipe tobacco is the most cost-saving solution to enjoy the best quality of tobacco. However the smoking device it self will cost you a fortune should you ever try to develop pipe smoking as a hobby. Any way, it is less costy than cigar toys.
I often class goods into 2 categories: daily goods and lux. I define the two as follows:
Daily goods is the one that you need for everyday life, for example, cloths, water, food, etc. Such things will not cost a fortune if you just want to live with;
Lux goods is the one that you can still live without but will be wonderful having this around, among lux goods are smoking pipes, wines, etc. Such goods will cost you a fortune.
Here comes another comparison: cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
Cigarettes is too addictive so if you smoke it, it became daily goods, so if you are a cigarette smoker, you would probably not care about the quality you smoke. However, cigars and pipes are something you really want to enjoy and even it costs you a fortune, you won't mind because you will enjoy the process.
The English brands are superb, among such brands are Dunhill, James Upshall, Comoy... you name it! Good smoking devices feature vulcanate stem.
The Danish handmade is the best that interpretes good smoking quality and the master of art. However, there exists some violant ones (The ones that the mouthpiece and the shank are not smoothly connected, aka military mount). Good pipes feature vulcanate stem.
somewhere between classic and freehand, because the classics are not as good interpreted as the English ones, and the freehands are not so violant as the Danish. However, Italian pipes feature acrylic stem which I do not like so much.
|Neutralist||Has rated between 50% to 80% of their reviews with 2 or 3 stars.|
|2009-06-22||Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven||212||3.6|
|2011-12-08||Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin)||469||3.3|
|2011-12-12||Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection)||260||3.4|
|2011-12-08||Robert McConnell - Black Parrot||37||2.9|
28 helpful votes
4 star: 10 Strongly Recommended
3 star: 7 Recommended
2 star: 6 Somewhat Recommended
1 star: 2 Not Recommended
Preferences: Perique 3.6, Virginia 3.6, Black Cavendish 3.4, Latakia 3.3, Oriental/Turkish 3.0
|2011-12-13||Cornell & Diehl - Billy Budd (Melville At Sea)||139||3||3.4|
|2011-12-12||Rattray - Hal O' the Wynd (British Collection)||260||1||3.4|
|2011-12-12||Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake||158||1||3.2|
|2011-12-12||Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake||586||1||3.5|
|2011-12-12||Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection)||265||1||3.3|
|2011-12-12||Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Balkan Mixture||109||1||3.1|
|2011-12-11||Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke||99||1||3.0|
|2011-12-08||McClelland - Frog Morton Across the Pond (Craftsbury Series)||154||1||2.8|
|2011-12-08||Robert McConnell - Black Parrot||37||2||2.9|
|2011-12-08||Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin)||469||1||3.3|
|2011-12-07||Planta - Presbyterian Mixture||290||2||3.2|
|2009-06-22||G. L. Pease - Blackpoint (Classic Collection)||89||0||3.3|
|2009-06-22||McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series)||184||0||3.2|
|2009-06-22||McClelland - Frog Morton (Craftsbury Series)||370||1||3.2|
|2009-06-22||Peter Stokkebye - Luxury Bullseye Flake (No. 403)||290||1||3.3|
|2009-06-22||Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe||434||1||3.5|
|2009-06-22||Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven||212||1||3.6|
|2009-06-22||Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance||460||1||3.5|
|2009-06-22||Von Eicken - Springwater Exotic Cut||18||0||2.8|
|2009-06-22||Peterson - My Mixture 965||601||1||3.2|
|2009-01-18||Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake||378||1||2.9|
|2008-12-28||Cornell & Diehl - Cross Eyed Cricket||53||1||2.5|
|2008-12-14||Thomas Radford - Sunday's Fantasy||70||0||2.5|
|2008-12-14||Radfords - Classic Port||3||1||1.7|
|2008-12-14||Mac Baren - Original Choice||125||4||2.8|