Smoke on the Water
This weekend I'm planning on taking a little kayaking trip down the local Waccamaw River. Now, one of my favorite things about any trip, even if it's only a lazy couple of hours long such as this one, is planning what to bring. I may not be an organized individual, but I'm a notorious list-maker and fancy myself a Boy Scout of sorts -- I like to be ready for any contingency. The blame for this can be placed squarely on the various Discovery Channel survival showsto which I am addicted.
Of course, one of the key "what to bring" decisions that has to be made involves pipe, tobacco, and accoutrements. Selecting a briar for this adventure was easy: my little Sebastien Beo Apple. It's small, light, quite a fantastic smoker, and if the worst happens it's not the most expensive briar in my arsenal (though it would be sorely missed). And we'll just have to see how it goes lighting up a bowl with a flint striker... Kidding!
The dilemma I'm having is in the area of pipe tobacco selection. The obvious choice would be our own Waccamaw flake, named after the river I'll be paddling down (hopefully without being dunked into). But then there is Frog Morton or his Cajun sibling Frog Morton on the Bayou. Maybe those two would be more at home in the swamps of Louisiana, and maybe a flake would be more practical, but being the romantic and imaginative type, that tin art is exactly the kind of image I'm trying to cultivate. And really, I'm just enamored with that frog and his blends.
Now on to today's update. If you're looking for something unique, we've a handful of quite creative new pieces from Michal Novak along with a fantastic sandblasted Stack from Bruce Weaver. We have also new briars from Ardor, Ser Jacopo, Brigham, Neerup, Nording, Savinelli, and Peterson. Hitting the site today are also a selection of meerschaums from AKB, and of course, this being Thursday we are offering a wide variety of estate pipes, including some very interesting specimens from Denmark. Plus, starting today we're also offering a free cigar cutter with the purchase of select boxes of CAO cigars. Enjoy!
John Sutherland: Marketing Mngr and Sr. Photographer
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