At Smokingpipes.com, every single briar or meerschaum pipe is photographed individually. The pipe you see, quite literally, is the pipe you get. This means that well over a thousand photographs are taken and published on the website each and every week. Many of the pipes we put on the site each week also receive 'white-glove' videos for an even more detailed look at the pipe. Why all the effort? Because pipes are unique and deserve to be presented that way. Buying a pipe is an intensely personal experience. You should be able to make the best informed decision possible about your new pipe! Below is a video of the process.
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