Monthly Archives: December 2018

2018 – My Best Year Ever

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Dunhill Tobacco Available Again?

Change is a constant in the world of kapnismology. Laudisi Enterprises, who runs smokingpipes.com has acquired Kapp & Peterson Ltd, maker of Peterson pipes. No wonder when I met Sykes Wilford, President and CEO of Laudisi in Chicago a few … Continue reading

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Ji pai xi liao

Xi Jinping is a power-crazy despot. His hardline stance towards the volatile orange man-child in the White House puts the world in peril. The Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in 1978, when Deng … Continue reading

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Reverse Calabash – a Gift from Jerry Zenn

This is a reverse calabash by Jerry Zenn. Jerry used a combination of materials to make this unique pipe: vintage briar, aged Taiwanese bamboo and horn primarily. This is only the third such pipe he was ever made.

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Deuterostome Alert!

Recently, The British Council published its biennial survey of what young people – 18 to 34-year-olds – in the G20 nations think of each other’s countries. The Council asked which country the respondents thought was the most attractive, which countries’ … Continue reading

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Under the Tutelage of Jerry Zenn

Jerry Zenn, born in 1964, is a pipe maker based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Before making pipes full time since 2005, he was an auto mechanic for 25 years specializing in Volvos. Jerry’s pipes are very much coveted; he uses specially-harvested … Continue reading

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