who broke my clay pipe?

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Pipe smoking since 2004.

Well i started smoking when i was age 30 ;cigarettes and cigars first.I was a late starter,so i can't say it stunted my growth. I found smoking a pensive way to chill out,so smoking is good for me..

One day i passed a real tobacconist in a rural area for some rollup ;saw loads of jars on the wall and pipes under the counter: Walked out with a Peterson 303 bent rustic apple and some Gawith and Hoggarth American delight.

I chose the baccy that was as close to the smell of a certain sweet pipe smell that i could remember smelling as a kid; like when you could walk in the woods and still smell the pipe of a dog walker who had been there 15 mins or so before you.
I have since discovered in my pipe journey that the nostalgic memory belonged to 'St Bruno Flake'. (I love it when I solve mysteries)

Well i have found that pipe smoking has revealed blends , shapes, tastes and aromas i could not of imagined.

I come from a typical non smoker or drinker family and so i get crap about my hobby..

peterson 303 bent apple rustic
peterson 305 calabash
northern briars saddle pot
butz choqin calabash 2000
vintage falcons pipes
wilsons 6" in georgian clays
Duncan delta's
kaywoodies, filter, filter plus ,filtronic
THE PIPE 's
Cobs.
Ronsons
Dr Grabows
Yellobole's
Buttner Bakelite's
Other system pipes from mid century:-
I have tried every gimmick.

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Reviews

70 reviews
144 helpful votes
4 star:
29 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
31 Recommended
2 star:
7 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
3 Not Recommended

Preferences: Black Cavendish 3.5, Latakia 3.5, Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Virginia 3.4, Perique 3.4, Cavendish 3.4, Burley 3.3, Kentucky 3.3

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2020-04-20 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 593 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2020-04-18 Samuel Gawith - Skiff Mixture 217 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2020-04-12 Player's - Navy Cut Flake 26 5 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.3
2020-04-10 Dunhill - My Mixture BB1938 Baby's Bottom 62 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2020-04-02 Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture 203 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-03-31 Mac Baren - Capstan Original Navy Cut Ready Rubbed 31 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.8
2020-03-23 Rattray - Marlin Flake (British Collection) 270 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2020-03-15 The Pipe Shop - Superieur Caporal Pipe 3 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.7
2020-01-28 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 493 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2017-06-28 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Black Cherry 18 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.6
2017-06-25 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Yachtsman 15 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1
2017-06-24 John Sinclair - Highland Sliced 23 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2017-06-16 McLintock - Creme de Cassis 6 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.0
2017-06-14 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Blue Ridge 9 2 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.4
2017-06-13 Craven - Craven Ready Rubbed 6 0 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2017-06-11 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Delite 37 3 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2017-04-22 Gallaher Limited - Condor Blended (Yellow) 17 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2016-12-12 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Black Pigtail 8 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2016-12-06 Mac Baren - Three Nuns (pouch version) 21 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2016-11-18 Craven - Craven Aromatic (Original) 14 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2016-11-15 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - No. 1 CC blending 3 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2016-11-12 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Perique 4 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2016-11-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Blending Latakia 6 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-11-08 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Plug 40 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-11-06 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 231 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-10-29 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 89 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2014-01-31 Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 585 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.1
2013-08-31 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Grasmere Flake 38 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-08-31 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ennerdale Flake 216 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-07-08 Player's - Whiskey Ready Rubbed (Highland Mixture) 12 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2012-07-08 Peterson - Irish Whiskey 138 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2012-07-07 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Parsons' Pleasure 15 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.6
2012-06-18 Samuel Gawith - Chocolate Flake (Kendal Mayor's Collection) 196 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-06-18 Samuel Gawith - Best Brown Flake 290 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-06-17 Mac Baren - Original Flake 59 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2012-06-17 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Flake 166 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-06-08 Rattray - Red Rapparee (British Collection) 199 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-05-30 Peterson - The Royal Yacht 423 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-05-28 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Warrior Plug 35 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.1
2012-05-26 Holger Danske - Ruby Melange 6 0 ★★★★ ★☆☆☆ 1.8
2012-05-21 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 436 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-05-21 Mac Baren - St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 139 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-02-17 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X 62 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-02-11 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Banana Gold 3 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.0
2012-01-21 Peterson - University Flake 427 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-01-16 Peterson - Gold Blend 59 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-10-18 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Flake 383 2 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-09-12 Peterson - Sunset Breeze 196 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-09-04 Peterson - Sweet Killarney 161 0 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.2
2011-09-03 Peterson - Sherlock Holmes 256 2 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2011-09-03 Dunhill - London Mixture 275 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-05-30 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Plug XX Unscented 6 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2011-05-07 Robert McConnell - Original Oriental 100 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-04-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Clan Aromatic (Original) 175 1 ★★★☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.0
2011-04-11 Gallaher Limited - Condor Ready Rubbed (Green) 142 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-04-10 Mac Baren - Gold Block 86 3 ★★★★ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2011-04-10 Dunhill - Aromatic 11 3 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.1
2011-04-04 Peterson - Nightcap 658 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-04-04 Peterson - Irish Cask 250 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-04-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Mixture 197 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2011-04-03 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Erinmore Balkan Mixture (Erinmore) 74 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-04-03 Peterson - Irish Flake 433 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-04-03 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 533 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-04-03 Peterson - Old Dublin 279 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-03-27 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 154 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-03-27 Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 139 13 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-03-27 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Revor Plug 69 3 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2011-03-26 Murray Sons & Co, Ltd - Punchbowle 28 2 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2011-03-26 Peterson - 3P's Peterson Perfect Plug 172 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.1
2011-03-26 Peterson - My Mixture 965 605 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2