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"A DIFFERENT TASTE"
Pipes other than briar
Stay with the tobacco you are used to
- let the pipe introduce a subtle change in flavour.

Corn Cob Pipes
- 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.

Corn Cob Pipes with filterThese 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.

Cob 1: Bent - Cob 2: Straight

In tune with modern trends these are fitted with a disposable 6mm filter.

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Jujube pipe

Our “Test Pilot” says that his pipe smoked sweet from the start.

Less 25%: October 22 - November 11

Jujube wood.
Jujube Ziziphus jujuba Mill is a native plant of China. Its fruits have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than two thousand years. More important for pipe smokers, its wood is very hard.
Jujube pipeJujube is in fact the common name for any of a genus of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees of the buckthorn family,
The wood is used as a source of fuel and it produces an excellent charcoal. The timber is used for tool handles, fence posts, bedstead legs, walking sticks, furniture, bentwood chairs, roofing beams, doors, windows, and turned items. It is hard and heavy and is known to resist termites (Sudhersan and Hussain 2003).
The tree also grows in Italy - since it is so hard, Stradivari used it for tuning pegs as did many of the other Cremonese violin makers.
For pipes – its advantage is that, besides being inexpensive, its hardness means that the inside of the bowl, with care, won’t char, and should form a carbon layer.
It’s ideal for a “take away” pipe.

The Jujube is offered in an attractive bent shape.
It is boxed, and a drawstring pipe pouch and folding pipe rest are included.
9mm option, adapter and 3 filters supplied.

57-JJube R350.00 Buy Now

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Clay Churchwardens - cool & dry

Clay Churchwarden PipesThese 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.


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The Calabash Pipe - South Africa- 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.Calabash Pipe

Two degrees of bend: A and B

Pipe details

57-CGCala Out of stock for the moment!




As always, don't oversmoke the pipe.
Allow it to dry out between smokes.

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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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