Hey all, just got into pipe smoking a month and a half or so ago and am loving it. I was a cigar smoker but decided to try out pipe and have made the complete switch to smoking pipe only. Investing in a few pipes and working on building a collection of toby up. I am deployed right now so I am sending the tins all to my house for when I get home. Should be home about 4 months or so and then straight back over here to the sandbox again. I have been smoking some McCranies- Honey Cavendish, some generic cherry cavendish, and generic apple cavendish but am looking forward to getting home and trying out the tobaccos I have purchased. I am not home to see the tinned dates and my purchase dates are way more spread out than I put into my online cellar, but check it out and if you have suggestions throw them at me. I also have 2 tins of Two Friends - English Chocolate that aren't on the list yet.
I have a couple of kits waiting for me at home to carve as well as a bunch of pipes that I can't wait to get home, clean up (I have been getting mostly estate pipes off ebay), and smoke. Once I get home I will toss up a few pictures of my toby stash and all the pipes I have gotten so far. Really enjoying my Savinelli 104 churchwarden. I did grab a Stanwell which I am darn excited to smoke but it is also at home waiting for me. I just recently ordered a MacQueen Wizard with the briar bowl since I am enjoying the churchwardens so much. Every time I see a pipe I like there is this little evil guy sitting on my shoulder doing this
which is killing my wallet, stupid PAD.
Wellington (sorry not sure of model name), Molina 80993, Dr. Grabow Full Bent (1st pipe), my attempt at making a tamper (it is wood I cut off a tree over here), and under them all is my Savinelly 104.
This is the Stanwell I got, again sorry don't have the model.
The Dunhill and Ben Wade I won a couple days ago.
I tried a hookah with one of the locals over here named Sultan, but used drug store cherry cavendish in there which was not very appeasing. Will have to try again with actual shisha and someone who knows about hookahs because I am clueless.
Thanks all, I look forward to continuing to read and learn all I can from you.