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Refurbishing Estate Pipes

Started by Richard Flannery. Last reply by Richard Flannery Feb 9, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone, I have recently bought a pair of Dr.Grabow Viking pipes. Aluminum pipes with briar bowls. They are both estate pipes. One in a little better condition then the other. Both from…Continue

How to claim on insurance

Started by Matthew Perry. Last reply by Christopher Jul 17, 2014. 5 Replies

Hello gentlemen! I know this may seem like a really odd question, but I need some advice. I only smoke about 1 or 2 pipe bowls a month, if that. I reserve it for special occasions. I am curious if…Continue

Has anyone tried Erik Stokkebye's 4th Generation 1957 tobacco?

Started by Stephen Jashub Comstock Mar 3, 2014. 0 Replies

I recently received a tin as a gift, but haven't tried it yet. Any opinions?

Churchwarden pipe?

Started by Stephen Jashub Comstock. Last reply by Jollyr Mar 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Lately I've been interested in picking up a churchwarden pipe. I love a cool smoke, and a churchwarden might be just the thing. Any thoughts or opinions from someone more experienced than I? What…Continue

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Comment by Galileo on January 10, 2015 at 6:55pm

I recently broke a nicely carved meerschaum. It was an estate pipe and I suspect the nylon joint which broke was already cracked when I bought it. For Christmas, though, my wife bought me a sweet calabash (so I can solve mysteries, of course) and then she suggested I try smoking it in the house (!!) instead of outside at subzero temps. I lit up some Black Cavendish and then we ended up opening up some windows to let a blizzard clear our living room. Wish I had a smoking room...

Comment by Lucius Artorius Castus on February 12, 2014 at 8:18pm

Really? I guess everything does have it's day....

Comment by Gus Parker on February 12, 2014 at 8:15pm
Don't forget, 20 February is International Pipe Smoking Day!
Comment by Matthew Perry on January 3, 2014 at 7:35pm

Hey guys,

I have just started smoking a pipe as a wind down. I only smoke one or two a week and was curious how often you guys smoke a pipe? I know all tobacco has risks but I was curious if any of you who smoke about as often as I do have any adverse health? 

Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on December 31, 2013 at 4:01pm

I got a Missouri Meerschaum Gen (Emperor) MacAurthur for christmas plus 4 others. It is the first corn cob I have had and it smokes so great may be the best ever!

Comment by The Sage_KS on September 16, 2013 at 2:03pm


For sure, happy to help! There are a ton of youtube videos on the subject and I doubt that there is one way that is more correct than the other as most of them are pretty similar. 

Welcome to the club!

Comment by Oliver Stolley on September 16, 2013 at 11:04am

The Sage_KS,


Thanks for the input; will check into those estate pipes...and good cleaning methods just to be on the safe side.


Comment by Daniel Fallin on September 16, 2013 at 9:14am
What experience do my fellow pipe smokers have with Brebbia out of Italy. They look beautiful and the meerschaum lined bowls have intrigued me greatly. Plus it'll be my first major pipe purchase of my new found hobby. Otherwise I like to puff on the requisite Missouri meerschaum we all seem to start on.
Comment by The Sage_KS on September 16, 2013 at 8:02am

Welcome to the group Oliver! If you're looking for a Peterson specifically I have a couple suggestions for you. I would go back to Pipes & Cigars website and look at their selection there or you could also go online and check out and search 'Estate pipes.' These will be used pipes and can generally be found at a good cost. That being said I wold suggest you look at the seller and whether or not they have experience in the cleaning of estate pipes or if is just some guy selling his granddad's pipe he just found in a shoebox in the closet. I have ordered an estate pipe from there before and the seller listed in his bio that he does properly clean each pipe he sells and upon inspection of the pipe when it arrived he was telling the truth.  Hope this helps some!

Comment by Oliver Stolley on September 15, 2013 at 11:31pm

New to pipe smoking and appreciate all of the great feedback in this forum.  I'm limited to online ordering at present but ordered the Pipes & Cigars Corn Cob Sampler.  I'm very interested in finding a Peterson second but don't know where to look.  Would appreciate any pointers in the right direction. Cheers. 


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