So most of you know I like to smoke the occasional cigar, much to Mother’s chagrin. What you may not know is that I also like pipes and even hookahs. I was perusing my inventory of smoking paraphernalia (nothing illegal, of course) and was reminiscing about a pipe I purchased in 2006. It is a freehand (carved by hand) from a pipe maker named Erik Nording. The reason it’s special to me is that I actually purchased it from Mr. Nording himself and he signed and dated it with a wood burner. Well this pipe is coming up to 10 years old and to be honest I probably smoked it about five times. I started thinking about all the things we collect and rarely or never use. I have about a dozen pipes of different styles and grades, hardly a huge collection. I have a few regular burners and a couple that are in the rarely use category. Pipe smoke is one of my all time favorite smells. Here is the aforementioned pipe and a picture of me and Erik Nording.
There is an added bonus to pipe smoking.