About Me:
I make and restore pipes full time. Hoard tobacco and pipes like they’re gold. :)

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Churchwarden Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
Great to use in a floss motion for normal stem lengths.
As title says, if you’ve got a really dirty stem, dip in a bit of alcohol and do a flossing motion and it’ll clean up much faster than a standard length cleaner. Especially the bristle version which seems to be sold out too often. They are great for Churchwardens of course though I’d love them to be just a couple inches longer. Not too wide and will fit into narrow draft holes of vintage pipes as well.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 2oz
A great somewhat hidden gem.
I was rally surprised with this blend. I bought it looking for a Va with a hint of Ori/Turk or similar. It was an immediate win for me. Age of course improves it quite a bit. The broken flake is light in color and an easy smoke you could come back to repeatedly.

Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop Cake 2oz
A Must Try for all Pipe Smokers
This blend grew on me the more I smoked it. It took a couple years but it’s become a daily smoke for me now and my favorite burley blend along with Solani ABF. I really prefer the cake as it holds moisture better and loose tends to be dry sometimes. This slows the burn down a bit imo and I’m certainly sold on it. I can’t wait for an 8oz can or larger now.

McConnell - Scottish Cake 50g
A must try. A unique blend.
I’ve bought hundreds of different blends and yet never had McConnell’s brand for some reason. I have been into Scottish blends lately but they’re generally an English base. This one had great reviews and I love Virginias, lately with some orientals as well. I finally grabbed a tin and I already have added 4 more to my cart for the next round of spending money secretly. I won’t bother going into flavors etc as there’s plenty out there. I’m not disappointed at all and this to me, seems that it would age very well too. That said, it’s great right out of the tin. This one dated about 1 year.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Flake Unscented
A must have if you like Dark Flake
Wow this is just an amazing flake. It only gets better with age and price isn’t bad. Buy enough for enjoying out of the box and pack some away to let it age. Consistently tasty without being too much of any one component and among my top 3 from G & H label.

Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic 2oz
A hidden gem to many!
Wow what a wonderful surprise. I just love this blend. After getting a single tin, I finished it quickly and got 2 more 8oz cans. It’s a beautiful flake with a great all around flavor and can be an all day smoke for sure. A must try for Va lovers.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B.J. Long Bristle Coil 52' Pipe Cleaner
Great when you need an odd length. Good quality. Expensive per foot though.
These would be all stars if not for the cost. They don’t even have to cut them yet it’s far more costly per foot than churchwarden cleaners. Why is that?? Otherwise I’d get these a lot more. I wish the churchwarden cleaners were 14” or so. A bit extra really helps and that’s when these come in handy. It’s worth it to have one coil around. I’d rather have a bunch more but so pricey compared to cut cleaners. Why? Anyway, they’re good!

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Churchwarden Pipe Cleaners (32 pack)
Great for even regular stems too!
Soemtimes you get those stems that just won’t get clean. I do a flossing back and forth action and it gets standard dirty stems clean fast. I do wish they were more like 14” long for Churchwardens. The coil of cleaner works for that but it’s incredibly expensive per foot if you do the math.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Neerup Shank Brush 5/Bag
Great to have! Speeds up the cleaning process when cleaners just don’t seem to do it.
Dip in a bit of alcohol and after using some cleaners a few times, go for it. These helps get the voids the cleaners don’t touch and speeds the process up a bit. The price is good compared to everywhere I’ve searched too.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Falcon Pipe Cleaners (Pack of 50)
Best thin cleaners out there! Excellent for small drill vintage pipes too.
Dill aren’t as thin and twice the cost. These are pretty stiff and do the job. I work with old pipes a lot where the stem hole is very thin and these are often the best choice. I always keep a few bags around. If it’s really gunked up, dip in a cleaner and let it sit in there for a bit then go at it. These are a must for me along with tapered bristle, 12” cleaners and Blitz are nice to have too.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - B. J. Long Bristle Tapered Pipe Cleaners (80 pack)
A Must-Have. Multiple Use
I spend more time cleaning pipes than 99.9% of people out there doing it for a living. For the love of it really. Part of it is restoring. The taper allows to fit into small stems and the thick end fits shanks nicely. Fold in half and dip in a bit of cleaner and it really clears out funk deep in there. I use these more than anything else and go through a few hundred a month. Get some 12” cleaners to for a flossing like motion for fast cleaning dirty stems.

Cornell & Diehl - Folklore 16oz
Loving it more and more. Fills a missing spot for me.
When I first got this, the aromatic smell on the package seemed strong and I was worried. I opened it and it mellowed a lot. Moisture is perfect. Smokes super cool and doesn’t quite fall under any one genre which is great when you want something different. This has turned into a 2 x a day smoke for me and I’ve bought 2 more lbs or it. Ive never bought this much of one thing in a short time but it’s just so easy to smoke and balanced nicely.

Germain - B.K. Flake 50g
Great smoke. A few rough edges but so tasty!
Bought this one blind and I’m usually a straight Virginia or VaPer smoker with a bit of this and that on occasion. I’ve found packing this a bit tighter than normal improves burn time and over smoke. I won’t attempt to detail all the flavors. It’s a medium/full bodied tasty smoke. Def taste the Virginia and the Kentucky isn’t overpowering. Much less than say, ODF of course. I wish I had more than 2 tins.

Rattray's - Brown Clunee 50g
Never Dissappoints - Mild, Flavorful, Great Flake, Dependable
I prefer flake and ready rubbed to most other types and Brown Clunee is very easy to pack. Overall, a solid brown or dark flake is my favorite tobacco type. I smoke everything except full aromatics. I love Brown Clunée. It’s something you can smoke any time or the day or night and it will smoke great and taste great. Packs well, moisture is great out of the tin. I’ll leave the elaborate flavor experiences for others but it’s a “can’t lose to have” tobacco in my book. Same with Old Gowrie, Hal O’ the Wynd and Marlin Flake. Old Gowrie was the first I ever bought a pound of. I’d happily get a lb of each of those.

Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop Cake 2oz
An improvement over bulk.
I’ve liked Haunted Bookshop. To me, it’s what I think of when it comes to burley. It can be a bit harsh if smoked too fast but that can be said for most. My issue until now was that it was always dry. It came that way over many orders. The cake holds moisture better, keeps it packed a bit tighter and the overall smoking is much better. I’ll be buying more of this for sure. $11 isn’t too costly either.

Cornell & Diehl - Palmetto Balkan 8oz
Love it! Reminds me of the older stuff
I hadn’t finished my first large bowl all the way through before I bought another 8oz tin. Leave it at that….

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Pipemaster Clean and Cure 2oz
I just can’t see why
I have no idea why anyone would use this green staining stuff over just a bit of rum or any other alcohol. It’s sat in my cabinet a while now and I think I’ll dump or give away.

Drucquer & Sons - Blairgowrie 200g
A very happy surprise.
I went in on this one blind and the more I smoked it, the more I liked it until it became my go to English. Time to buy a few this next order.

Tampers & Tools - Low Country Reamer
Love it. I use it all the time now.
I have a lot of different reamers and knives. The multi piece reamer with a T handle and this one handles just about every bowl out there. Tempted to get two just in case. Lol.

Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies - Falcon Pipe Cleaners (Pack of 50)
A Must Have for vintage pipes
I have and sell a lot of vintage pipes and often the draft hole was drilled smaller then. These make life a lot easier on me. Wish they were a bit more price competitive with others though. Still, glad I found em.

Balkan Sasieni - Balkan Sasieni 50g
One of the best Balkans under the radar
It’s as good as so many others out there. Yet so many haven’t tried it. I smoke it right next to Squadron Leader, Sobranie, My Mix 965 etc. worth a try for sure.

Lighters - Kiribi Kabuto Short Black Nickel
Awesome Lighter. Want another.
I actually didn’t warm up to it for 6 months or so. It was too heavy to carry as I like to so still use a Bic out and about but this one has stayed outside for months with no wear noticeable. It lights beautifully and love the fin to flip it open. No more burnt thumbs. Can’t go wrong with one. It took a while to decide between this and an IM Corona. Very happy with this.

Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 50g
What a great Balkan blend. A must have in your cellar.
I picked some of these up when I first started smoking pipes. I’ve got 15 open jars of Balkan blends and Latakia forward English. This along with MyMixture965, Balkan Sobranie, Margate, Squadron Leader...it stands up to all of them. Best of all, I waited about 6-8 months and revisited it. It was twice as good it seemed. This time I am buying a lot. Some for now, many to age.

Peterson - Early Morning Pipe 50g
What a great Balkan blend. A must have in your cellar.
I picked some of these up when I first started smoking pipes. I’ve got 15 open jars of Balkan blends and Latakia forward English. This along with MyMixture965, Balkan Sobranie, Margate, Squadron Leader...it stands up to all of them. Best of all, I waited about 6-8 months and revisited it. It was twice as good it seemed. This time I am buying a lot. Some for now, many to age.

Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 50g
It’s not St. James. It’s different. I love it. A daily smoker when I have it.
I am about to put a review on the YTPC. I don’t like to be verbose in my descriptors. It’s got heavy dark fruit, that hay or grassiness and citrus even. The typical components of a VaPer. It has a very light floral note and something that sets it apart from other VaPers. Even 45 minutes into it, I still notice the flavor. It never diminishes. One or two relights in an hour. The only downside is obtaining it. Def. a must try!

Curly Block 275g

Currently Out of Stock

Virginia Flake - 633 100g

Currently Out of Stock

Brown Clunee 100g

$25.00 $18.75

Sea Rock Briar Hawkbill (KKKK)

Currently Out of Stock

Cornell & Diehl
Palmetto Balkan 8oz

Currently Out of Stock

G. L. Pease
Fillmore 2oz

$16.00 $13.60

Blend No. 71 100g

Currently Out of Stock

Burley Slice 50g

Currently Out of Stock