I currently have appx. 125 pipes in my collection, both new and estate and every on has one of these on the tip. To me it makes the pipe more enjoyable and when I sell a pipe the estate pipes are no worse than when I bought them and the new pipes... Read More will have no teeth marks when I go to sell them. Read Less
You need them on every pipe
September 20, 2013
By: Doug R.
This is a must have for the pipes in your regular rotation. Saves the stems and your teeth.
Great for damaged bits
September 15, 2013
By: Michael B.
I find a lot of garage sale and flea market "estate" pipes that are nice from the bowl down to the stem but the bit has bite through or even chips or chunks broken out at the very end. These are perfect for turning a bad stem into a usable... Read More great smoker with out costly repairs or replacements. Yes, they are rubber with a rubber taste, but if you wash with unscented dish soap before use, and wipe down with ethanol after each smoke, the rubber smell and taste diminishes after a few bowls. As long as you keep your tongue off it, it's not noticable at all. Read Less
February 22, 2013
By: Zac K.
I only have one decent briar, and while I usually use my cobs or a cheapy for hands-free smoking, I have found that over time my teeth have been cutting into the stem.
These start off very small, and it was hard to get on. But once it was on, it is... Read More so tight it conforms perfectly to the stem and almost looks like part of the pipe. My stem is now protected, and is also less likely to slip out of my teeth and hit the ground.
I noticed the "rubber tire" smell when opening the packet, but can't taste it when smoking...at all. Read Less
Good for Stem Biters
October 18, 2012
By: James N.
I find these useful on long straight stem pipes, where I have a tendency to bite down on the stem to support the weight. When I have an empty pipe in my mouth, I also find that I bite down on the stem quite hard. I don't find that the the rubber... Read More protectors impart any flavour on my tobacco, but that's because I have minimal contact with them. If I push the rubber a few millimetres past the actual stem end, my lips are on the stem, and my teeth are on the rubber, and the smoke flows normally. Read Less
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