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Pipe Tools & Supplies - Brigham Tamper
Go-To Tool
While I still carry and use a "pipe knife" (a Rodgers stainless "smoker's knife"), I prefer tamping with one of these Brigham tampers. Many years ago, I purchased a Savinelli tool that is nearly identical to these except it's made of briar and the tools are gold-toned. I still have that tool, but it stays in my storage case since I'm much less concerned about anything that might happen to these much less expensive tools. As with most other people, the biggest point is that all the ash is trapped inside so you can just drop it into your pocket without having to worry. The first one of these I purchased years ago ended up stripped so it wouldn't close securely, but I've been more careful with the replacement. Use minimum torque when you close it to prevent the threads from wearing too quickly. The replacement has lasted well for more than a year and a half of daily use. I keep one in my truck, one in my tobacco pouch, and a couple spares.

Lighters - Kiribi Kabuto Black Nickel
A Bit Scuffed, But Still Excellent!
After having it for a year, this has become my favorite lighter. I've got an Old Boy and a number of other pipe lighters, but for years I'd been a kitchen match kinda' guy… until I bought one of these. While I still light up with wooden kitchen matches upon occasion, that's only on those rare occasions when I've run out of fuel. About every-other fill, I get into all the nooks and crannies with alcohol, q-tips, and a brush to clean up the soot and scrub the striking wheel. The only times it's failed to light are when I've forgotten to fill it. Senior Moments are a burden like that.

Lighters - Kiribi Kabuto Black Nickel
A Bit Scuffed, But Still Excellent!
After having it for a year, this has become my favorite lighter. I've got an Old Boy and a number of other pipe lighters, but for years I'd been a kitchen match kinda' guy… until I bought one of these. While I still light up with wooden kitchen matches upon occasion, that's only on those rare occasions when I've run out of fuel. About every-other fill, I get into all the nooks and crannies with alcohol, q-tips, and a brush to clean up the soot and scrub the striking wheel. The only times it's failed to light are when I've forgotten to fill it. Senior Moments are a burden like that.

Pipe Accessories - Peterson 2 Pipe Bag
Excellent Bag
While I've only had the bag for a short while (a bit over a month at the time of this review), I've been quite pleased with it. I typically load in a pair of 3/4-bent billiards (both Savinellis: a 613 and a 614) tucked in for the commute to and from work. While the fit is a bit snug, the zipper doesn't strain and moves quite easily without any evidence (or sensation) that the slider is hitting briar as it moves. Looking at the pictures on this site and on Peterson's home page, I was expecting three plain leather loops; the elastic bands hidden under those loops was a bit of a surprise but a pleasant one. The materials and workmanship belie the very modest cost of this bag and wouldn't hesitate to suggest it to anyone seeking an inexpensive, quality bag/case for a pair of pipes.

Peterson
System Standard Rusticated (317) P-Lip

Currently Out of Stock
002-029-40897

Lighters
Dunhill Rollagas Barley Ruthenium Plate

Currently Out of Stock
001-068-0290

Peterson
System Standard Rusticated (317) P-Lip

Currently Out of Stock
002-029-34000

Mac Baren
7 Seas Regular

Based on Qty Ordered
005-004-0014

Mac Baren
Golden Extra

Based on Qty Ordered
005-004-0002

Mac Baren
Scottish Mixture

Based on Qty Ordered
005-004-0003

Mac Baren
7 Seas Royal

Based on Qty Ordered
005-004-0015

Erinmore
Erinmore Flake 50g

$15.10 $10.57
003-023-0002

Presbyterian
Presbyterian 50g

$14.00 $11.20
003-054-0001

Dunhill
My Mixture 10-Pack

Currently Out of Stock
003-021-1006

Lomma
Smooth Tomato

Currently Out of Stock
002-596-0102

Mac Baren
Vanilla Flake 1.75oz

$16.15 $11.00
003-039-0030

Savinelli
Roley Smooth

Currently Out of Stock
002-033-12747

Missouri Meerschaum
Mizzou

Currently Out of Stock
002-543-0008

Mac Baren
Vanilla Flake 16oz

$90.00 $61.95
003-039-0049
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