Andrew C.
About Me:
Art, Pipes & Snuff

Sir Walter Raleigh - Regular 1.5oz
I finished my first pouch of this and it is simple and consistent. Won’t go on my favorites list, but it holds its own. I will certainly order it in the future, but not with regularity. I’m a burley fan and I recommend any burly fans out there try it at least once.

Punch - Elites EMS
My go to
These are what I reach for when I don’t want to have to think about what I have in my hand/mouth when I’m in the yard. They are consistently tasty with a solid burn. I’ve never had to relight or think too hard about my cadence. I like an array of brands, blends and vitolas, but this hits my mark for an inexpensive any-time blend.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Paragon Wax 1oz
Works like a Charm
I regularly repair and restore pipes and since finding this, I can attest that the finished product looks better. It has a nice and easy to use consistency. Just my finger and a lint free cloth gets the job done. Couldn’t say more great things about it. Only wish I could buy it in a bigger container :)

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Halcyon II Wax 1oz
Use it on all my Sandblast and Rusticated Pipes
I regularly repair and restore pipes and since finding this, I can attest that the finished product looks better. It has a nice soft and easy to use consistency. Then I use a shoe polish brush to scrub it in and buff the books and crannies. Then a lint free soft cloth to wipe down the finished pipe. Couldn’t say more great things about it. Only wish I could buy it in a bigger container :)

Tampers & Tools - 8deco Bamboo Tamper
Nothing Fancy but dependable
I used to only use a pipe nail, but I prefer the round and aerated foot on this tamper. The pick end is also good for stirring dottle, scraping and poking as necessary. Not expensive, and does a good job. Worth it to get a handful and keep a few all over the place. Worth noting that I also like the natural look and the sustainability of bamboo as a material.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - White Elephant Tapered Pipe Cleaners (100 Pack)
Fantastic Attention to Detail
Never thought I was too picky about my pipe cleaners, but since these have been on SPC, I have been adding them to every order. The wire is the perfect stiffness for me, they don’t bend until I tell them to. They are also a good length and the materials absorb and scrub well. Will keep them on order as long as I can…. certainly worth the extra couple cents.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Blitz Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
Sturdy and dependable
I just started using these and can already tell they will become my go to cleaners. They are sturdy and meet a wide array of needs. I’m going to be sure to have a few of these on every order.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long 9 Inch Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
Perfect for the longer pipes
I always make sure to have some of these around. They are of reliable quality and much easier to use on my longer pipes.

Sutliff - TS-20 Louisiana Perique
Tried it Neat
I admit I was hesitant. And after sniffing the bag note, and getting a snout full of mustiness, I was still fearful. But I went ahead anyway. I loaded my clay and lit. It was not as strong in flavor as I had anticipated (perhaps due to hype). The flavor was there, but it was not painfully spicy or overtly fruity. It was actually a pretty nice smoke. A little moist out of the bag, but no issue lighting. The vitamin N came around mid-bowl and I took a break. I was assured that the room note was not the best. I will try it again on its own and certainly will enjoy adding it to other blends to see how it changes or enhances them.

Tampers & Tools - Low Country Reamer
Before writing a review I had to buy a spare, just in case these disappear too quickly. Having used quite a few different reamers, this one gives me the best results. Precise. Gets int the toughest spots. Cuts through the hardest cake with ease. I won’t use other reaming tools on my collection or estate finds again.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Obsidian Pipe Stem Oil 18ml
I use it regularly
Love the shine it leaves, and with regular maintenance it certainly prevents the oxidation from returning to my estates.

Tampers & Tools - 8deco Club Tamper Pink and Black Swirl
Great Value
Great tamper. Love that the air can circulate while using. The color palette is fun too. I can always see it from a distance. Recommended.

Tampers & Tools - Pipe Nail
I lose stuff on occasion, but with these, I can get a handful and keep them all over the place. I don’t have to worry about leaving them outside or in my pocket when my pants go through the wash. I like that I don’t have to worry. It tamps, it cleans out dottle, and there are no sharp edges to hurt the chamber of my Pipes. What more does one need from a tamper?

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
Work Well
These are my go to. I have a supply on hand for all occasions. They do what they are supposed to do and fit in all of my pipes, so I am happy.

Humidification - Boveda 60g Humidity Control Packet-72%
I love the Boveda packs. I have been using them as my exclusive humidity control for 2 years now. I wasn’t sure how accurate they would be, but in my nicely sealed humidors they keep the humidity perfect. I think I need to switch to 69%, but that is only because they work better than I had anticipated. They also work much longer than stated if you have a well sealed unit.