|"A DIFFERENT TASTE"
other than briar
with the tobacco you are used to
- let the pipe introduce a subtle change in flavour.
Churchwardens - cool & dryThese pipes are specially
made for us in South Africa.
The quality of clay used is equal to that of the traditional "Olde English"
pipes and the rough, casual finish adds an air of authenticity.
The long stem tends to produce a cool, dry smoke, and if the stem should
snap you can convert your churchwarden to a shorter pipe by filing the
end smooth and painting it with lacquer.
- Unpretentious pleasure
When away on holiday, especially to the wilder areas, it may not be advisable
to take your best pipe.
It won't matter so much if it is your corncob that
disappears into the ocean, or is trodden on by an elephant.
The life of a corn cob is comparatively short, but it is priced accordingly.
Try one - an essential part of pipe smoking experience.
These Corn Cob Pipes are made in Missouri USA from a specially developed hybrid of corn with a large
cob, and cheekily labelled "Missouri Meerschaums", they are light and porous
and give a cool, dry, slightly sweet "Cob" taste, with no breaking in required.
"The closest thing to meerschaum" say its devotees, and they may be right.
In tune with modern trends these are fitted with a disposable 6mm filter.
Corncob pipes from China
Bent or Straight
South Africa's own pipe,
very suitable for an overseas gift.
Made from the neck of a gourd that has been deliberately shaped during
its growth, the Calabash offers a different experience in smoking. Being extremely porous, the Calabash is virtually self-cleaning in that
any moisture absorbed from the smoke passes through the pipe and evaporates,
colouring the pipe to a rich brown. Being a natural product, grown in
the open air, it is subject to the vicissitudes of nature which
means it will usually have small surface marks from the action of weather
or insects. Once the pipe has been well coloured these marks look like
beauty spots on the rich brown surface.
The pipes are individuals - each one is different; the shape depends on the bend of the original gourd. They are all bents (b) or half-bents (a) and in every case the pipe has been carefully balanced.
Two degrees of bend: A and B
SHAPE A Awaiting arrival
As always, don't oversmoke the pipe.
Allow it to dry out between smokes.
A leather "bean bag" is the ideal pipe
|Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything
that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned
(in original condition
and packaging) for a full refund.
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