Looking for a great inventory of tobacco pipes for sale? Then you certainly have come to the right place. We take great pride in the inventory we carry as well as the pricing in which we sell them for.
But with us carrying so many quality tobacco pipes for sale it may be kind of difficult to choose just one of them. Which is no big deal given the awesome discounts we're offering on them so you should have enough savings to buy at least two or three of them. But if you're looking to buy that one special pipe for yourself you can take a look at the following blog post we found that shares how to select a good tobacco pipe.
Decide of what material your pipe should be made. While some pipes are clay, most tobacco pipes are generally briar root, meerschaum, or corn cob. Corn cob pipes have a relatively short life span but are usually cheaper than meerschaum or briar, and thus good starter pipes. Meerschaum is a soft, white stone, and pipes made from meerschaum are generally carved in specific designs, making each pipe a unique collector's item Briar wood is most commonly used to make pipes, and is very strong while being light and extremely heat resistant. There are other, more unique pipe materials, such as the calabash, which is a pipe made from a large bent gourd (think Sherlock Holmes' pipe). These are often large and cumbersome and more collector's fodder than a functional pipe.
Research the style of pipe you like. Pipes are either straight or bent, and there are a number of variations in both those styles. The style of bowl can be curved like an apple, have straighter sides like a cylinder, or be cone shaped. The stem of the pipe can be straight, or have an extreme bend (such as the fore mentioned Sherlock) and have every variation thereof.
Consider what finish you like for your pipe. While briar pipes are most often the tan to brown color of briar wood, most pipe retailers have different finishes. These can smooth and have a red, green, or ebony tint. The pipe can also be more textured, or even sandblasted.
Pick your pipe stem bit. There are two different styles of pipe stem to be aware of. The common bit, or "fishtail" is a horizontal slit thought which one draws in smoke. The second most common bit is the p-lip, which has a small hole on the top of the bit. This is to draw smoke up to the top of the mouth rather than directly on to the tongue, which prevents "bite" or tongue burn.
Go shopping for your pipe. Most gas stations or pharmacies sell cheaper wooden pipes or corncob pipes. These are good choices for novice smokers. If you decide you enjoy smoking pipes, visit your local tobacco store or smoke shop and look at their selections....Click here to read the rest of How to Choose a Tobacco Pipe.
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