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US Navy (Seabee) Gulf War Veteran, US Army (Sapper) Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran, Geographer, Historian, Naturalist, Craftsman
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Kramer's - Father Dempsey 50g
First Rate English Blend
Everything you could ever ask for in an English blend. It doesn't get any better than this. Easily in my top three blends of all time. If they ever quit making this I would stop puffing pipes forever.

G. L. Pease - Westminster 2oz
Harmonious
An excellent English Blend, with equal amounts of Latakia and Orientals with Virginia in the background fillings in the gaps. Medium in flavor, Mild-Medium in nicotine, I use this with my morning coffee as a breakfast blend. It burns well, and never bites or heats up.

G. L. Pease - Westminster 2oz
Harmonious
An excellent English Blend, with equal amounts of Latakia and Orientals with Virginia in the background fillings in the gaps. Medium in flavor, Mild-Medium in nicotine, I use this with my morning coffee as a breakfast blend. It burns well, and never bites or heats up.

Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend 50g
Simply the Best
No drying time needed - just pinch a little out 10-15 minutes before smoking. It's a sipper, not a full drawl, or it can get harsh. Burns slow and smooth to the bottom. The room, to me, it camp fire and popcorn. Love the tastes, pretty complex, not too dank and musty like some English blends. This is my #1, and for me, it is a morning and evening smoke.

G. L. Pease - Odyssey 8oz
Top Notch
Great offering from Greg, and a top notch English Blend. The tobaccos are high quality and the blended ribbon is perfect. Full flavor and moderate nicotine. Air dry for 10-15 minutes before packing and it burns slow and dry. I highly recommend this blend.

Captain Earle's - Reflections 2oz
Very Smooth
To me, this is an Oriental Forward blend, with Virginias in a close second, and the Cavendish smoothing things out (think Scottish Blend). The Latakia is added sparingly. It burns slow/medium, no tongue bite, and actually DOES burn to the bottom of the bowl. One word would describe this blend - smooth. It has moderate flavor, and low/moderate nictotine, imo. Highly recommended.

Lighters - Kiribi Takara Brass
Classic
The lighter looks great, feels good in the hand, and lights flawlessly. The mechanics are superb, and I expect it to last my lifetime. Outstanding lighter, and highly recommended.

Solani - Silver Label - 660 100g
Balanced
The sweet and spicy balance is near perfect in this blend. It burns at a nice pace, to the end of the bowl, with very little moisture. The taste is just under FULL, and the nicotine content is moderate. It can also pass as a Va/Per. Highly recommended

Pipe Accessories - 1790 English Tobacco Box Brass w/Eagle
Authentic
I thought this might be cheap and flimsy; however, it is of great quality, larger than I anticipated, but fits perfectly in a jacket pocket or leather tobacco pouch. It looks incredible.

Captain Earle's - Private Stock 2oz
Excellent
One of my top 5 English Blends. Burns good, at a medium pace, with 1-2 relights per bowl. Gives off a fresh-baked bread, fresh cut hay, and leathery room note. Taste is a smokey jerky and wheat toast. It tastes better with 24-hour dry time and then a week or more in a mason jar.