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Top 10 Reasons Why Pipes are Better than Cigars

Top 10 Reasons Why Pipes are Better than Cigars

Here at The Pipe Nook, I get many questions from those who are considering pipes, and are coming from a cigar smoking background. While I do enjoy a good cigar, I've found that pipe smoking is much more enjoyable to me overall. So, I've decided to share my thoughts on why pips are better (in my opinion) than cigars. 
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A Pipe Smoking Moment

A Pipe Smoking Moment

Today, as I was lighting my pipe, I experienced something that I haven’t for some time: A full and wonderful realization of all that pipe smoking can be. This may be a bit difficult to explain, but please allow me to try. As I lit (read more)
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In Memory of John Harden, Matches860 on YouTube (1955-2020)

In Memory of John Harden, Matches860 on YouTube (1955-2020)

As many of you know, we lost one of the pipe community's greatest members last week: John Harden, better known as Matches860 on YouTube and other social media, passed away unexpectedly. He was just 64.  (read more)
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Pipe Documentary

Pipe Documentary "Father the Flame" Now Available!

Just a quick announcement to let you know about an exciting new documentary that is available for purchase or rental that's all about pipes! "Father the Flame" is a film project I've heard about for a few years now that (read more)
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My Favorite Pipe Smoking Quotes

My Favorite Pipe Smoking Quotes

Greetings from The Pipe Nook! I hope you've had time recently to smoke your pipe, and to reflect on the many blessings in life. Recently, I've been compiling a list of some of my favorite quotations in regards to pipe smoking, which (read more)
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Why Do Pipe Smokers Quit?

Why Do Pipe Smokers Quit?

Today, I'd like to discuss some of the reasons that many who try their hand at pipe smoking often decide to quit. This is a topic that hits rather close to home to me, as I came very close to quitting before I really figured out how (read more)
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"My Pipe Keeps Going Out" & other End-Times Prophecies

I'm here at Gray Manor, back in the West Parlor (my garage), smoking some Dunhill Dark Flake in one of my treasured Neerup pipes. I just can't say enough good things about Neerup--they check all the boxes for me: looks, engineering (read more)
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The Story of The Pipe Nook

The Story of The Pipe Nook

I was looking through my personal pipe collection the other day, and came across my 1987 Tinder Box Christmas Pipe. This is a beautiful pipe (most likely made by Ardor, given the time period) that has significant sentimental (read more)
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The Pipe Nook on YouTube!

The Pipe Nook on YouTube!

I've been a member of the YTPC, or YouTube Pipe Community, longer than the Pipe Nook has been around.  I discovered the YTPC while I was looking for tips on various pipe-related topics, and it can't be understated how (read more)
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Why Smoke a Pipe?

Why Smoke a Pipe?

I love starting the day with a few moments of quiet composure, gently smoking a pipe and sipping a cup of coffee.  It's a treasured time that I try to carve out each day to come up with a daily game plan and (read more)
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