If you enjoy the art of pipe smoking you are in for a treat. We carry hundreds of smoking pipes and multiple varieties of tobacco in our Edmonton area shop.
New Arrivals and Featured Pipes
Here are some of the new pipe arrivals we are highlighting:
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation Pipes – Hand crafted in Denmark, each pipe comes with it’s own leather pouch. Featuring beautiful grain and superb stem work, these pipes are a sight to behold. Pictured is the “1897 Dark Porter” shape on the left, the “1897 Mature Orange” shape in the middle, and the “1931 Vintage Natural” shape on the right.
Peterson Pipes – Just released for Christmas 2016 is this gorgeous Peterson Pipe with red and black rustication and glittering, deep-red stems. These pipes are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Established 1865 in Dublin, Peterson has a wide range of pipes to choose from.
Tsuge Pipes For Drew Estate – These beautiful smoking pipes are produced by Tsuge (pronounced “Su-gay”) and Drew Estate. Led by pipe maker Kazuhiro Fukuda, Tsuge is known for making pipes in the classic Danish fashion with Japanese aesthetics.
Brands of Smoking Pipes
We stock a large selection from the major brands of smoking pipes including:
Hans Christian Andersen
Neerup & Peder Jeppesen
Peterson of Dublin
We also carry pipes from these makers:
BBB/London Made/ Comoy’s/Minerva/Dr. Plumb/GBD
Wessex & Many More
We also have the LARGEST SELECTION of Turkish Meerschaum Pipes in ALL OF CANADA at our store from:
Paykoc Meerschaum, & More
The Rich History of Tobacco Smoking Pipes
Open up an old magazine or any movie from the 1930’s and 1940’s you are sure to see a man smoking a pipe. Many affluent people have spoken about the pipe…
“I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” -Albert Einstein
“A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake–you are undoubtedly a man.” -A. A. Milne
“A pipe is to the troubled soul what caresses of a mother are for her suffering child.”
“Well, it keeps my hands busy, and my mouth shut.”
The pipe has always been associated with gentlemen of leisure and intellect…and now women are even getting in on the art of smoking a pipe!
Essential Tools For Smoking A Pipe
Here is what you will need to start…
- A Pipe
- Tamper Tool
- Pipe Cleaners
- Wooden Matches or a Pipe Lighter
- Pipe Tobacco
A trained tobacconist can really help you on the first and last part.
Look at our displays of pipes and you will be dazzled and confused at the same time.
Although the essence of pipe smoking is the same, each pipe will yield a slightly different experience based on the construction and materials used.
There are also “beginner” type pipes… so that is the best place to start. [Note: You don’t want the “cheapest” pipe if it has mechanical issues. This will just make your experience far less enjoyable.]
There are also a multitude of pipe tobaccos to choose from. Add to that, many stores actually mix their own tobaccos from a variety. For a unique experience be sure to try our Nottingham Tobacco Blend.
Matter of fact, stick around long enough and you might even come up with your own blend!
5 Steps to Smoking A Tobacco Pipe
Here are the Quick Steps to pipe smoking…
- Fill the bowl of the pipe with tobacco.
- Use a tamper tool to press down or pack the tobacco. (You will do steps 1 and 2 a couple times.)
- Take a test draw
- Light the tobacco
- Re-light as needed.
You will spend some time learning how to ‘pack’ the pipe. You don’t want the tobacco too loose or too packed. It is not uncommon to re-light the pipe every once in a while. So don’t feel that it is any failure on your part if it goes out…this is normal.
Of course there is more to learn and explore. Pipe smoking is an art and soon you will be enjoying the many subtleties of flavor, different tobaccos and pipes can provide.