Ryan M.

Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 50g
Nice and smooth
This is a smooth tobacco I could smoke all day. I smoked it right out of the tin with no fuss. Good if you are the kind of guy who is always on the go. The Latakia is there, but does not overpower the orientals. The orientals are really nice! The Virginias are there too, but the orientals really stand out to me.

Lighters - Zippo Joint Forces Street Chrome Pipe Lighter
Well made
This is my third zippo lighter, and this one seems made better than the others. The other two were never this crisp on opening and closing. I feel like the extra hardware mounted on the front contributes to the crispness. As a veteran, the artwork is why I bought it. The way it feels and functions is just a plus.

Ashtrays - Craftsman's Bench Boca Grande Maduro
Good tray
This is a good tray for prepping and drying tobacco. That is what I use it for. I am sure it would make a great ash tray as well.

BriarWorks - Back Down South 2oz
Nice light smoke
I like Va/Per blends. This is a good one. I get a light fruity and smooth tone. Maybe the smooth note could be described as chocolate. This is a really subtle chocolate. The Virginias are not real prominent. I don’t get the whiskey that others talk about. This is a good smoke, but not exceptional.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Pipemaster Clean and Cure 2oz
Good stuff!!!
I use this to clean my pipes at the end of the day. I have never had a problem with a sour pipe. I have also never noticed any mint/off flavors due to use. Highly recommend.

Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Very flavorful for a Virginia
This is complex, sweet, spicy, and fruity all at the same time. They packed a lot of flavor in this one leaf.

Missouri Meerschaum - Cornell & Diehl Charles Towne Cobbler
A good ole American smoker
This pipe is a wonderful smoker. I have other MM pipes, so I figured I would try this one. I gravitate to bent billiards and bent apples. This pipe is the most comfortable jaw hanger I have ever smoked. It has certainly earned every star it has, and it’s place next to my prized briars!

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Extra Fluffy Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
Extra fluffy fuzz
These are extra fluffy, and leave lots of extra fuzz in my pipes. It comes with the territory of using extra absorbent pipe cleaners.

Tobacco Jars - Neerup Leather Tobacco Mat
This is a great item
This is a great tobacco mat if you are on the road and want to travel light. I just fold it up in my pipe roll and take it with me. I can highly recommend this.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - 8deco Premium Shank Brush
Good brush
This works great for cleaning my pipes. It has tea good scrubbing action for the shank.

Lighters - Corona Lighter Flints (5 pack)
Works great
Refilled my IM Corona Old Boy. It works great.

Stands & Pouches - 8deco Leather Pipe Chair
This is a good place for your pipe.
This is a quality piece of leather for holding a pipe. It folds flat for easy carry, and looks stylish! I also like the way it cradles my pipes.

Solani - Aged Burley Flake - 656 50g
Best burley I can remember
If you want a good burley that just smokes well, this is it.

Tampers & Tools - 8deco Club Tamper Sapphire, Pearl, and Black
Best tamper ever
The functionality of this tool is great. The aesthetics are awesome, and the price is also great. I am not sure if the holes make a difference, but the three features in the foot make for a great smoke. I ordered another in a different color. If you want a simple, we’ll made, beautiful tool, this is it.

Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 2oz
Great oriental flavor
The first bowl did not really impress me. I smoked more and soon discovered a new favorite. This tobacco is amazing. It’s good clean tobacco which is always good, but not always true with all blends. It has enough Latakia and Turkish to satisfy. I like the spice I get from the Turkish orientals. The Virginias are there too. They are nice and fruity! This tobacco is truly well done! I tip my hat to Cornell and Diehl!

Missouri Meerschaum - Diplomat Apple Bent (6mm)
Wonderful pipe
What a great pipe to smoke! I have one that just smokes like butter. I love the fatter apple shape and the smooth finish.

Missouri Meerschaum - Morgan Polished
Great little pipe
I love all my briars. I have several Petersons, Savinelli, and Neerup pipes. These little pipes are handy for two reasons. One, for when you don’t have lots of time, but you want to taste that devine leaf. Two, they are great for when you want to try a new blend. Cheers mate!

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Blitz Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
Great pipe cleaners
Any pipe cleaner will get the job done. This one has a stronger wire and is a little thicker. This gives me more control when cleaning my beloved pipes.

Stands & Pouches - Economy Folding Pipe Stand
It works okay
It’s great for the price. Place your pipe carefully or it will slip off.

Tampers & Tools - Peterson Sherlock Holmes Pewter Tamper
It’s delicate
The one I received was bent and dinged up. However, it still does it’s job, and has a nice weight to it.

Lighters - IM Corona Old Boy Chrome Herringbone
Built to last
I have owned many pipe and cigar lighters over the years. This one is definitely heirloom quality. It also comes with a great tamper, so all I have to do is grab my lighter, filled pipe, and go.

Sutliff - Z92 Vanilla Custard
Sweet Vanilla
I like the flavors of this. It has a sweet creamy vanilla flavor with bread like and nutty undertones.

Orlik - Golden Sliced 50g
Well behaved
This tobacco behaves well and is very easy to smoke. That reveals it’s maximum character. It’s a good flavor of grassy hay notes.

A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Great smoke
I like the grassy, hay notes, and the occasional pocket of Perique. One of the best Va/Per blends on the market.

Tampers & Tools - Rubber Pipe Bits (2 pack)
Better for my teeth
I love the feel of the bare pipe bit, but these are more comfortable for my teeth.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Blitz Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
Good pipe cleaners
If you need a pipe cleaner with more of a tighter fitting, swabbing action, this is worth the try. It does shed a little, but it’s a pipe cleaner.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Savinelli Magic Cloth
Good product
This is a good cloth for cleaning pipes. I used this on my Savinelli 606ks, and got a good coat of wax. The other side of the cloth buffed it out a little. If this one ever wears out I will buy another.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding Special Reserve 4oz
I hope it stays
This is smoother than the original with more depth of flavors. Just as delicious!!! I hope it’s always with us.

Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 2oz
Always a great smoke
Here is what I taste. Smokey, creamy, dark plum/prune, sweet, somewhat spicy and savory. The flavor is more complex if you are looking for that. I posthumously tip my hat to Joe Lankford. Thank you Joe!

Stands & Pouches - Woodmere 6 Pipe Stand Teak
It is okay
It hold 6 pipes and has a small footprint. Mine has several chips in the finish. I wish manufacturers cared more about their products. The teak would look really good it the finish was not damaged.

Solani - Virginia Flake - 633 100g
My personal favorite
I love VA/Pers. This beats them all! Cheers!