Lighters - IM Corona Old Boy Black and Chrome
Everything You Need
There is a reason this is the 'go to' lighter for so many pipe smokers. It is a high quality construction, and has a great weight and hand feel to it. The flame can be adjusted from nothing to flamethrower. It has a very simple and easy to use design with regard to replacing flints. The tamper that is tucked away in this lighter is great, and has a tin rounded tip on the opposing side that is reminiscent of a pipe nail. This lighter is well worth the money. My only complaint is that the instructions are not clear on how to know when the lighter is full, so there is a bit of a learning curve with that.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Pipe Cleaners (56 pack)
These pipe cleaners are perfect for absorbing moisture in the stem of the pipe, they are very soft, but are durable. You can't go wrong with these. They are the benchmark that other pipe cleaners are held to.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Regular Tapered Pipe Cleaners (100 pack)
Good for Thorough Cleanings
These are really great for thorough cleanings, especially when you are removing the stem. They were a bit too fluffy to fit through the mouthpiece, but they do their job very well.
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Obsidian Pipe Stem Oil 15ml
A Must Have
This stuff is great. As others have said it makes the stems look like new. It also has a smell that reminds me of my grandfather's aftershave, which elicits a lot of good memories. I'll be keeping this on hand as it does a great job, and one or two drops is enough for the whole stem.
Tampers & Tools - Pipe Nail
Honestly, I can't believe I went so long without one of these. Given the price, and complete lack of being finicky as some folding pipe tools can be, this should be owned by every pipe smoker. To top it off its cheap enough that its not too big a deal if it walks away from you.
Mac Baren - Plumcake 3.5oz
A Good Smoke
This tobacco has a tendency to burn a bit hot and wet. I'm a little over half way through the tin, and am finally getting a feel for how the prepare this for smoking. I haven't had it bite, but if you smoke it too quick, it looses almost all flavor. Its flavor, which is pretty good, reminds me of fire roasted chestnuts (I'm resisting saying 'chestnuts roasting on an open fire'). There isn't much spiciness here, just a smokey nuttiness (This does contain a very small amount of Latakia). I also have a very hard time finding the rum in this blend. This is definitely a high quality blend as it consistently burns to a fine white ash. I can't comment on the room note since I do nearly all my smoking outside. The tin note is very strong dried fruit and, no surprise here, plum. Don't let the initial tin note throw you off of it, it fades over time. One complaint I do have with it is there tends to not be a lot of smoke. I enjoy watching the wisps of smoke float away, and I don't get a lot of them with this tobacco. Overall, I enjoy it; its a good smoke, but it doesn't blow you away.