Kaz Walters
Kaz Walters
Originally from Mississippi, Kaz moved from his hometown of Hattiesburg with his wife Mary to join the Laudisi Family in 2016; originally starting in Cornell & Diehl before finding his way to Smokingpipes. Before coming to the Lowcountry, Kaz was a gemologist and jewelry appraiser, but since settling here he now applies his keen eye to a different gem — Pipes. From one-of-a-kind artisan pipes to perfect classics from well respected marques, Kaz is involved in almost every step of getting pipes prepared for the website, from occasionally assisting in purchasing to writing descriptions (in case you couldn’t guess, he loves what he does.)

Along with Gawith Hoggarth & Co's tobacco, he also finds pleasure in cooking, traveling, reading, and expanding his pipe collection whenever possible. He has a fondness for spicy Thai curries, black pudding, Claret, and Irish whiskey, however we have also discovered that he can't say no to a well-brewed cup of Lapsang Souchong (A fact that we may have occasionally used to our advantage).

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