Smoking pipes of various types have been used since ancient times. Pipes still remain a comforting approach often overlooked by the modern smoker but the ardent smoker is still more passionate about pipe smoking and pipe collecting.
There are basically three types of tobacco pipes commonly used. They are Corn Cob, Briar, And Meerschaum.
Briar: Briar is the closely-grained root burl between the stem and roots of a White Heath. The White Heath tree grows in Mediterranean rocky and sandy soils region. Briar is cut from the root burl of the heath tree. Majority of pipes sold today are made from Briar. The burl is very tough, close-grained, and porous. It will not crack when exposed to heat. Checkout our collection of Briar pipes by clicking here.
Meerschaum: It is a German word meaning literally, "sea-foam", because it floats. The best quality Meerschaum comes from Turkey where it is mined. The meerschaum pipe gives the tobacco a very unique, cool smoking flavor. It absorbs far more moisture than a briar pipe.
Corn Cob: Perfect for beginners. Great for sampling the different types of tobacco. It is perfect for a backup pipe because they are very cheap but highly effective.
General parts of a tobacco pipe
Parts of a pipe include the (1) Bowl, (2) Chamber, (3) Draught hole, (4) Shank, (5) Mortise, (6) Tenon, (7) Stem, (8) Bit (or Mouthpiece), (9) Lip, and (10) Bore.
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Pipe filters help cool the smoke and remove moisture as well as tar and other by-products of combustion. So You should not be inhaling smoke when enjoying your pipe, use a filter. Some pipes come with filters but if yours didn’t come with one, we have a few in stock, you can check them out by clicking here.