Category Archives: Thank You for Smoking

A Pipe from Armenia

In Russia recently, I purchased a pipe made in Armenia: And some Russian pipe tobacco:

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A Bamboo Pipe from Taiwan

Another gift from David of Taiwan, accompanied by six kilos of highly priced karasumi and two cases of the best Taiwanese kaoliang. (Dream on Lohficer, dream on!)

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Mother of All Gifts!

Charles Brown of Tabac 101, Singapore, had this wooden pipe display cabinet custom-built and shipped to me from the USA. It is supposed to be a gift for my 60th birthday, which isn’t until February next year, insha’Allah. What a … Continue reading

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An X-rated Pipe

JQ came back from Shanghai with a pipe shaped like a you-know-what for me. It’s a beautiful and very well-made pipe but I’ve never had a dick in my mouth before and I’m not about to start.

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Book Humidor

This leather-bound book humidor by Sikarlan is cedar-lined. The dividers will hold up to five 51 ring gauge cigars of 178mm in length (Churchill size). The entire divider section can also be removed to give a 78mm x 178mm x … Continue reading

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Briar Cigar

A poor replica of Vauen’s Zeppelin:

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Chubby Jackey

Rattray’s was established in Scotland back in 1903; here’s my latest acquisition:

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Lattice by Baki

Can’t enough of meerschaum pipes – this latest addition is custom-made for me by Fikri Baki, a veteran meerschaum pipe carver of 25 years, from Turkey.

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2016’s Forum Pipes

The German-based Forum of which I am a member has been issuing it’s own pipes since 2010, and I have been collecting them. Picture above shows this year’s pipes, again hand-crafted by Danish pipe carver of great renown, Poul Winslow.

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A Seediq Cigarillo Holder

This interesting-looking bamboo cigarillo holder is made by a member of the Seediq, a Taiwanese aboriginal people who live primarily in Nantou County and Hualien County of Taiwan. They were officially recognized as Taiwan’s 14th indigenous group in 2008. This … Continue reading

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