Father the Flame

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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in experience


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Cornell & Diehl First Responders Tobacco Review

Cornell & Diehl First Responders Tobacco Review.

My wife and I answered the call for a tobacco review on Thank you, Kevin for giving us the opportunity and the honor for such a review at such a time!

Also, I salute our soldiers still across seas fighting. Another giant salute to every person who is, or supports emergency personnel. Our First Responders are often overlooked and under-appreciated until we need them. On a day like 9/11, we CANNOT forget.

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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in aficiondo, cigars, pipe, pipe smoking, pipe tips, pipe tobacco, tobacco



These are all pipes that I’ve been working on lately and had finished. The last three pipes, the Danmore, Calabash, and the MacDonald’s pipes were all of the set I received in March from the mid 60’s to mid 70’s.

Mauro Armellini 302
Mauro Armellini 302
Mauro Armellini 302 2

Mauro Armellini 704
Mauro Armellini 704
Mauro Armellini 704 2
Mauro Armellini 704 3

Kaywoodie Standard 805
Kaywoodie 2
Kaywoodie 3

Basket Pipes
Basket pipes
Basket Pipes2

Savinelli Oscar 606 – Unsmoked

Danmore 3020

Calabash Gourd – Unknown maker


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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in experience


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Don’t Blame Tobacco – Blame Biology

An article that was posted on This is something that I’ve felt and believed in for some time. The author does a great job with what seems to be some pretty profound understanding of smoking tobacco.


Don’t Blame Tobacco – Blame Biology.


Pipe Smoker Profiling

There have been many topics where pipe smokers ask each other whether or not they smoke their lovely pipes out in public. Many older gentlemen have no problems smoking out amongst the populace, however, younger smokers are of a mixed opinion.  Read the rest of this entry »


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The Surge

My pipe smoking and involvement in the pipe community has been either extremely active, or not active at all. I have gone for months not smoking my pipes, reading blogs, or forums that I have become a member. Not long ago, however, I found a new resurgence of interest in not only smoking my pipes and collecting, but also the community of pipe smokers that surrounds the industry. Read the rest of this entry »


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A Call To Help The Pipe Tobacco Industry

Pipe tobacco is certainly different from cigarette tobacco and RYO (roll your own) tobacco. These companies, after learning of a 2000% tax increase, repackaged their product as pipe tobacco to fraudulently hide from having to pay those taxes. This is hurting the REAL pipe tobacco industry because now the anti-smoking advocates and tax hungry mongrels are proposing that pipe tobacco be taxed the same as these RYO tobaccos. The Tobacco Tax Bureau (TTB) has made a definition between the two, which could save pipe tobacco from harm. If there’s a way to help define the differences and keep the pipe tobacco industry from harm, then I think we should step up and tell them that this needs to be pushed up on their priority list. Just click the link and follow the directions. It takes less than 5 minutes and is extremely easy to do. just called for us to do our part and I’m re-sending that call here. For more information from on the issue, please follow this: Help Fix The Biggest Threat to Pipe Tobacco

Happy puffin’!

Help Fix the Biggest Threat to Pipe Tobacco


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