Cornell & Diehl - Bayou Night 2oz
The perique plays the leading role in this blend offering the tannic mouthfeel characteristic for this varietal. The perique also offers a peppery spice with subtle sweet plum and fig. The stoved VA and burley interplay presenting a mild tangy citrus co-mingling with the nutty and woody burley. The stoved VA offers itself with a deeper flavor and more subdued sweetness. The orientals appear more pronounced around midbowl but still come forward as herbal, slightly earthy.....almost hinting at fungal, with slight floral undertones. The latakia compliments the richer profile of the VA but isn't aggresive in any sense of the word; I have to really concentrate to isolate it from this blend's overall complexity. Not being a huge fan of perique, I can't offer it more than 3 stars but believe a perique lover would easily give this another star at least. I would give it 4/5 stars for complexity only because the latakia is too far hidden for me to grant a clean sweep in that respect. Overall this blend is a suitable blend for the experienced piper and offers an enjoyable smoke. Smoked fresh in a Savinelli 673ks. Burns cool down to a fine ash with no bite and minimal relights. It generates very little moisture during smoking.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Premium Shank Brush
The bristles end early
This isn't necessarily a bad product but, the bristles don't go all the way to the end of the metal shaft creating a protrusion that can cause a divot in the chamber over time. It's also just a bit large for the draught hole.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Shank Reamer 4.0mm
Too big for draught hole
I bought this to ream the draught hole in my pipes but it was way to big. The quality is great, but it didn't serve its purpose with my needs.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - 8deco Black Leather Double Ended Tamper
A bit big
This is a great tamper, the weight is comfortable in hand and the quality is solid but, the round end is a bit too large to fit more than 3/4 down in some chambers. Otherwise it's a great product.
Pipe Tools & Supplies - B. J. Long Bristle Pipe Cleaners (40 pack)
Perfect for deeper clean
I use these to soft ream the draught hole in my pipes. Beware though, the bristles are a bit.......bristly.