Francisco R.

Smokingpipes Gear - Smokingpipes Coffee Mug (Black)
Outstanding!
I was a little apprehensive about this mug due to the price. Eventually I decided to go for it during their Black Friday promotion to up the cart total since I already have enough tobacco (or so I try to remind myself). This mug just arrived today and needless to say I'm impressed. It is far and away much better than the previous mug they offered (a rather plain, chinese-made mug with a simple logo). This one has a wonderful heft to it, the logo on the front is crisp and lends itself nicely to those who buy rusticated/blasted pipes for the tactile component. Add in dishwasher/oven/microwave/freezer safe as well as US made and you've got the perfect gift for your local pipe smoker. It pulls double duty for me-- coffee for the mornings and other libations in the evenings.

Smokingpipes Gear - Coffee Mug
You get what you pay for
Made in China for those who care. The logo was a bit off center so if you're paying attention it looks a little odd. This might be unique to my mug though. Other than that it's a solid mug, no imperfections in the materials, and holds up well to the dishwasher. It's like the Missouri meerschaum of mugs. It does what you want at a low price.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 2oz
Excellent flake
A little rough around the edges when fresh but still outstanding. After a year it darkens from a wonderful blonde flake into a deeper brown-- and the flavor follows. Initially the flavors are nicely balanced except for a bit of oriental sourness that accompanies the sweet grassiness of the virginias. With age, the sourness fades a bit and the va's blend nicely with the perique. This is definitely one of my favorite offerings from Cornell and Diehl!

Pipe Accessories - Woodmere 2 Pipe Stand Teak
Wonderful purchase!
I bought my first of these when they first got brought onto the website since it looked pretty nice. Needless to say when it arrived I was thoroughly impressed. It looks very refined and well manufactured, on top of the stout feel that accompanies durability. It definitely looks like I paid more than $20 for it! I liked it so much I bought a second. I use them to display my own "day and night" set I put together and my community POTYs, respectively. You can't go wrong with this stand!

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