Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Berkeley Springs
Re: Where do you guys buy your new pipes
The only new pipes I have are cobs, of which I have a good few. Mainly bought from Pipes & Cigars or Walker Briar Works.
The briars are all second-hand. I am not squicked by smoking a used pipe. I give them such a working over and sanitization they are probably cleaner (especially the stems) than when they were new. As a kid I was in band class, and often had to play on used brass instruments. The mouthpieces were just swabbed with a bit of rubbing alcohol, so I guess I got over any squeamishness. That and passing around smokes or bottles with my friends when I was a teen/college age.
"Quite simply, my dear, tobacco is the greatest pleasure that we have ever discovered... I know of no other miracle like it in nature." -- Bela Lugosi, 1939