The history of pipe smoking dates back all the way to the 16th century when the Ame... Read more
The history of pipe smoking dates back all the way to the 16th century when the Americans introduced it to the immigrating Europeans. It spread like wild fire and became the most traditional way to smoke tobacco. Pipe smoking is still alive and burning with countless blends and types of tobaccos used.
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Quality Smoking Pipes:
If you are an avid pipe smoker that loves a good draw and a relaxing and satisfying smoking experience, then you will know the importance of having a pipe that is made with high quality standards in mind. Not all pipes are made the same in terms of quality, so you will need to do your research before selecting any particular brand. If you want a pipe that offers style, sophistication, class and quality, then you have come to the right place.
Top Brand Pipes:
BnB Tobacco carries a range of high-end tobacco pipes by Peterson, Rossi, and Savinelli, three of the most well-known and reputable pipe manufacturers in the world. These pipes are designed to perfection, and they offer timeless appeal that is simply unmatched.
Do you have fond memories of a grandpa or family member who quietly smoked a pipe in contemplation and enjoyed the rich, aromatic smell? Maybe you didn't, but you've always admired owning an elegant pipe and the idea of quiet moments. You aren't alone! Smoking pipes is as much of a ritual as relaxation, a certain satisfaction that can be had when the right pipe has the right tobacco for a wonderful, fragrant tobacco scent paired with a favorite cup of coffee or tea, or after a meal, or anytime.
Whether you are brand new to tobacco pipes or an experienced pipe smoker, searching for the right place to start or find premium tobacco pipes—you've finally found that place!
Here you will find a selection of brands that create exquisite smoking pipes in a wide variety of elegance and style to suit beginner and expert pipe smokers alike.
On this page, you'll find:
As the oldest continuously operating briar pipe factory in the world, Peterson has a certain tradition to uphold, a legacy of craftsmanship dating back over 150 years. Whether you're browsing for your very first pipe or are a seasoned collector in search of a rare gem, know that every pipe in their catalog carries with it that same preservation of tradition. A Peterson pipe isn't just a utilitarian tool; it's a piece of history you can carry with you in your travels, a faithful companion to accompany you through all that life offers
Named after the historic Ferdinando Rossi from Milan, one of the most important wholesalers of tobacco-related goods at the time and one of the first to found Fabbrica di Pipe di Radica Rossi in 1886. Initiating the production of briar pipes in Italy soon became one of the industry's most famous and important pipe makers.
Rossi's original ideas and masterful pipes, and his attention to even the most minor of details, are still going strong in each of Rossi's magnificent tobacco pipes.
In 1876 in Milan, Italy, Achille Savinelli opened one of the first shops exclusively focused on tobacco and smoking accessories. At that time, it was a groundbreaking move as the Italian Government held a tobacco monopoly. Achille was convinced briar pipes represented the future of pipe smoking and heavily influenced Ferdinando Rossi as his commitment to premium craftsmanship in briar pipes changed the industry's entire face away from clay meerschaum.
All three brands of our tobacco pipes are richly steeped in history, known for their exceptional quality, durability, and gorgeous designs. We'll have what you need when it comes to finding a pipe with a perfect draw, a generous bowl, and a satisfying smoking experience. If you're unsure where to begin, simply click on any brand name pipe to load a page that will present all pipes available under Corleone, Rossi, or Savinelli. Once the page is loaded, you'll notice our convenient filter to the side, where you can search by brand, finish, and material to assist in your shopping.
However, before you purchase your new favorite pipe, don't forget to register to take advantage of our customer loyalty program! As a means to say thank you for shopping with us, when you register, you earn 100 points and continue earning points for every purchase with us after that to redeem for one-of-a-kind discounts.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best pipes made of?
Smoking pipes range in shapes, materials, and finishes of all kinds to better tailor the individual tastes and wants of the customer. However, if you've never purchased a pipe before or are looking to give one as a gift, it can be daunting to understand the best material a pipe should be made from.
While a tobacco pipe can be created from any material that can withstand heat, the top-tier and highest-quality pipes are constructed from briar (Erica Arborea.) Briar is a prized pipe material as it has a dense grain that can withstand the heat of use and provides a cool, dry, flavorful smoke. Briar is also strong compared to most other materials and straightforward to care for.
When seeking the best smoking pipe made from briar, keep your eye out for the following:
Look for a uniform, tight grain. The grain pattern can be in any shape and chosen for personal or favorite designs, so long as it is a tight grain. Tight grains are called 'fine grains' and are classed as closed grains with tighter wood growth rings.
Exceptional pipes can be found with smooth or rustic (rough finish). If you find a pipe that seems overtly glossy or varnished, you may wish to steer clear as these can mar over time and interfere with dry-out times between using the pipe.
You may find pipes made from other common materials such as clay, Meerschaum, and corn cob. Clay is affordable but fragile and prone to overheating. Meerschaum is a better alternative to clay as it is a mineral that darkens in color with use and provides a cool, dry smoking experience like briar, but they are relatively more expensive. Corn cob pipes are a good introduction to pipe smoking; they look more rustic but do not last as long as briar or Meerschaum.
What are the best pipes?
You will find that the best pipes in the market today are as follows:
How do you smoke a pipe?
As a beginner to smoking pipes, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind before you start. While a general lighter can work, it isn't the easiest tool for getting a flame into the bowl of your pipe. We recommend using matches or a specifically designed pipe lighter. Second, while not essential, a pipe tamper is a useful tool for packing your bowl. Next, having pipe cleaners is a must to keep your pipe clean and from getting clogged.
What tobacco to choose depends entirely on your tastes and what you like.
Fill the bowl with a loose pinch of your chosen tobacco, then press it down gently with the tamper. It should fit about halfway. Take another loose pinch, tamp it down, then one more pinch and tamp until there is a small amount of space at the top of the bowl.
Before lighting, do a test draw to see if the tobacco is tamped down correctly. If you can easily draw air, you're good. If you can't inhale or inhale easily, remove the tobacco and refill.
If using matches, ignite one and give it a second for the sulfur to burn off, then apply the match or flame to the bowl in a circular motion, drawing gently on the pipe the entire time. Usually, it will light immediately, but this is called a 'false light,' You should let it go out to do a second light, called a 'true light.'
Puff gently, but avoid inhaling. Most people, when smoking a pipe, aren't inhaling. Like cigars, pipe smoking is to enjoy the flavor, scent, and mouthfeel of the pipe itself.
Don't smoke too fast, as you may end up experiencing what is known as a tongue bite. This is an irritating, sore, and sometimes painful feeling on the surface of your tongue. It's common for a pipe to go out and require relighting during a session.
When done, tap gently or scrape out the bowl and set it aside for your next smoking session.
And that's it! You now know how to enjoy smoking pipes.