Do they still make clay pipes?
Today, the main market for clay pipes is for film and TV, reenactments, smokers and collectors.
Are clay tobacco pipes good?
While many other types of materials alter the flavor, aroma and overall appeal of pipe tobacco (not in a good way), clay preserves the rich, bold flavor of tobacco in its natural state. In terms of visual appeal, clay pipes are stunningly beautiful.
How big is a tobacco pipe bowl?
I smoke flake tobacco exclusively and prefer pipes that are in the group 4-5 sizes. A typical group 5 sized pipe is a bowl height of about 1.95 a bowl depth of about 1.6 and a bowl width of . 75-. 82.
How do you date clay pipes?
Clay pipe bowls can be dated with some certainty according to their shape, size and decoration, and with even more accuracy if they feature a makers-mark on the heel, the protrusion under the bowl. The top pipe bowl above dates from 1640-60 while the one below is a fairly typical decorated one from 1780-1820.
How long should a pipe rest between smokes?
two to four days Place the pipe back on its rack/stand, always bowl down, and allow it to rest, preferably for at least two to four days before it is smoked again.
How wide should a pipe bowl be?
The size of the bowl is a more important consideration than the overall size of the pipe. For a new pipe smoker, any chamber width of . 75in and above is recommended and will be suitable for either type of blend (up to about . 85in, past which it would be significantly preferable for English blends).