Anyone who spends 5 minutes talking to me about pipe smoking learns that I'm a huge fan of 9mm filtered pipes. 9mm Charcoal filters greatly alleviate (and in most cases, completely eradicate) the issue of tongue bite for me without affecting the taste of the tobacco in any detrimental way. I couldn't enjoy pipe smoking nearly as much as I do without them.
This year, Savinelli has introduced 6mm charcoal filters, which allows their 6mm standard version pipes to be enjoyed in much the same way. However, I do have to say that for me, if given the preference, I'd still take a 9mm filtered pipe over a 6mm filtered one. It's always bugged me that many pipe manufacturers don't offer 9mm filtered pipes outside of the European market. Well today, I'm helping to change that.
I'm happy to announce that most of the Savinelli Roma Lucite pipes I have in stock at The Pipe Nook now have both 6mm and 9mm versions available to purchase! When I sell out of a particular 9mm version of a shape, it will unfortunately take more time to get it back in stock than the 6mm versions, since they are special orders. But I'll do my very best to keep as many of these in stock as possible!
This is a new day dawning at The Pipe Nook. If these Roma Lucite 9mm pipes do well (and I think they will), I'll be offering 9mm versions of other Savinelli pipes soon!
Keep 'em lit,
Dear Pipe Nook Pals,
I've started referring to The Pipe Nook as "the little pipe shop that could." It's amazing to me how this venture, which grew out of my own pipe smoking passion, has steadily grown these past 5 years. But I never forget that there would be no Pipe Nook without all of you, and for that, I humbly thank you!
Although I try my best to keep many of your favorite pipes, tobaccos and accessories in stock, I simply can't carry everything. Part of this is by design: I want The Pipe Nook to be a limiter of choice for the vast amount of options that are available on the market, and for everything I carry on the site to be a personal recommendation from me. But the other part of it is that I just don't have the room that the "Big Dawgs" have to stock everything you may ever want.
However, I want to extend this option to you. If you're ever interested in any pipes, tobaccos, or accessories within the brands that I carry that I don't normally stock, I can and do work with my customers to place special orders! Just send me an email (email@example.com) with a list of what you'd like to order, along with your shipping address and a snapshot of your photo ID (if you're ordering tobacco), and I'll send you an invoice. It can be a combination of special ordered items and products on the site, if you like. Special orders must be pre-paid, but I can typically ship your order out to you within 2 weeks of your payment.
Some of you may not want to wait the extra time it takes to do a special order through The Pipe Nook when the items you want can be found elsewhere, and I completely understand. However, I get emails all the time from loyal customers who tell me they'd prefer to support my business with their purchases, and for that, I'm always grateful for their loyalty and support of "the little pipe shop that could!"
So if you've been looking for a Rattray's or Peterson pipe that I don't normally carry, or one of the newer lines of Savinelli pipes (6 introduced so far this year, including the Camouflage, Bacco, Arlecchino, Bamboo, Lime, and Collection 2021), or any Savinelli pipe for that matter, hit me up. I can make it happen!
I may also be able to obtain items from brands that I don't carry at all at this time. Please feel free to check with me...it doesn't hurt to ask! :)
Keep 'em lit,
I'm very excited about these new accessories now available at The Pipe Nook!
First, I've started stocking Peterson pipe lighters and 2-Pipe pouches, as well as their Sherlock Holmes Pewter Pipe Tamper! Peterson Pipe Lighters are classy and reliable, made from quality materials and come with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty against defects! And the Peterson classic 2-pipe pouch is made of high quality leather to accommodate 2 of your favorite pipes on-the-go! Finally, the Peterson Sherlock Holmes pewter pipe tamper is a beautiful tool for those days that you're pondering over what the illustrious sleuth would call a "three pipe problem."
In addition, I'm very pleased to now carry charcoal filters from Peterson, Savinelli, and White Elephant! These new offerings are every bit as efficient to mitigate excess moisture and alleviate tongue-bite as the Stanwell filters I've carried for years, but I'm very happy to now offer all four of these brands! Various companies at times sell out, so now you'll always have alternative options. In addition, while all four of these brands have 9mm versions of their charcoal filters, Savinelli and White Elephant also offer 6mm versions! As a filtered pipe smoker myself, these filters are essential for me to get the very best, most enjoyable smoke possible.
Stay tuned for more new offerings here at The Pipe Nook! As I celebrate 5 years in business, I plan to make 2021 the best year ever for my "Pipe Nook Pals!"
Keep 'em lit,
As we say goodbye to 2020, and look ahead to a brighter future in 2021, I've added my first new pipe series for the new year: Rossi Notte pipes!
With an impressive range of unique Italian shapes, reliable engineering, and sophisticated finishes, Rossi pipes offer one of the best values in the industry, and Rossi's Notte pipes are no exception. The Notte line is comprised of fan-favorite shapes, and features dark, smoky finishes with black acrylic stems and classy brass accents. Give 'em a look: I think you'll like what you see!
Keep 'em lit,
It's been a long time coming, but I've begun to introduce Peterson pipes here at The Pipe Nook, and I'm getting started by rolling out my personal favorite, the Dublin Filter series!
Originally designed for the German market, these 9mm filtered pipes smoke cool and dry with the help of a 9mm charcoal filter. Any 9mm filter can fit, including the Savinelli balsa filters (with gentle nudging), if that's your preference. And of course, they can be smoked without a filter in place if filters aren't your thing. But it's certainly nice to have the option. I've come to love how much easier and more enjoyable 9mm charcoal filters make pipe smoking for me that a 9mm filtered pipe is always my first recommendation to new pipe smokers. It's tough to get me to shut up about it, honestly. :)
There are 20 shapes in the Dublin Filter series, most with 3 variations: Rusticated with fishtail (standard) mouthpiece, smooth finished with fishtail mouthpiece, and smooth finished with the proprietary Peterson P-Lip mouthpiece. You can read about the P-Lip design in the individual pipe listings.
I purchased a "test pipe" in the Dublin Filter series, and have been smoking it for the better part of 3 months. Then I added another. And another. Now, I have 4, and I'm eyeing a 5th to add to my personal collection! I understand now why Peterson has so many devout fans around the world. Peterson has distinct shapes and variations of standard shapes that are so unique that they just aren't found in other lines. Plus, they smoke so well, and look good while doing it!
Peterson is a much celebrated company in the pipe world, and holds the record of being the longest continuously operating briar pipe facility in the world. Established in 1865 and still making their pipes in Dublin, Ireland, Peterson pipes have earned a place in many a pipe rack for more than 150 years!
I intend to add at least a few more Peterson pipe series in the near future, so be on the lookout for that in the months ahead. I'm always up for suggestions, if you have a favorite line you'd like to share. But if you've had your eye on a particular Pete and don't care to wait, feel free to email me and I can place a special order for you in the meantime.
Keep 'em lit,
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