Smoking Pipe

Smoking Pipe

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Smoking pipe is a whole other experience in smoking. The art of pipe smoking is the oldest form of tobacco use, and the one most often overlooked by the modern smoker. In this day and age of instant gratification and fast-paced living, the pipe remains a comforting bulwark again the general flow. Pipe smoking is a remarkably challenging, yet extremely rewarding hobby for those with patience, and can easily be regarded as the most sophisticated form of smoking. Step 1 Find a pipe that suits you. Tobacconists are more than happy to help you find your perfect pipe. Prices can vary from cheap to a small fortune. Step 2 Experiment with different tobaccos in order to find a preference. There are many varieties of pipe tobacco, including Aromatics, American blends, English blends, Virginias, Burleys, amongst others. A tobacconist will be able to help advise you on their individual characteristics. People completely new to smoking may enjoy an aromatic or lighter tobacco, while on the other hand a habitual cigarette or cigar smoker might prefer a heavier blend. Buy small amounts representing several different styles. Step 3 Pack the pipe. Fill the pipe loosely with tobacco and compress it lightly. Compressed halfway from the bottom of the bowl to the top. Fill again to the top and compress with a little more force. This time halfway from the top of the previous packing to the top. Now top it off and compress a bit harder. Again half way from the last point to the top. It must not be so dense as to prevent air from being drawn through the pipe; you should be able to draw air through with little or no resistance. The tobacco should be springy to the touch. It’s best to have your tobacconist or an experienced pipe smoker demonstrate. Correct packing takes practice, and has a major impact on how enjoyable your experience will be. Step 4 Light the pipe with a wooden match or a butane pipe lighter. If using a match, let the sulfur burn off for a few seconds. Move the flame around the surface of the tobacco while drawing gently until evenly lit, then tamp it gently with a tamper. Let it go out, then relight the same way. Step 5 Puff slowly and rhythmically. Patience is rewarded with aroma and a cool smoke. Puffing too fast will result in tongue bite – a burning sensation on the tongue. Step 6 Tamp the tobacco gently and periodically throughout the smoke to ensure the bowl remains correctly packed while smoking. Don’t worry if the pipe goes out from time to time. Simply relight, after the pipe has cooled. Step 7 Make sure you smoke your pipe to the end to create a nice ‘cake’ (layer of carbon deposits) at the bottom and side of your pipe bowl. Step 8 Relax and enjoy....

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Edwin Jagger Shaving Sets

Edwin Jagger Shaving Sets

Posted by on Jan 14, 2011 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Just added to our vast collection of shaving accessories is the new Edwin Jagger Ebony Best Badger 4 piece Shaving Set. Complimenting our Brier wood and Ivory sets this Ebony set is sure to be a striking accessory in the bathroom. Edwin Jagger, established in 1988, designs and manufactures a range of classic and contemporary high quality wet shaving accessories. Expert design, carefully selected materials and cutting edge manufacturing processes, combined with hand finishing, result in absolute product perfection. Edwin Jagger’s extensive range of shaving razors incorporating the latest razor blade systems, pure badger hair shaving brushes, straight razors, shaving sets, shaving creams and soaps meets the grooming needs of gentlemen today....

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M-Clip “Finally, a money clip that works.®”

M-Clip “Finally, a money clip that works.®”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

I like the tag line “Finally, a money clip that works” cause we’ve been on the look out for just such a money clip. Many of the money clips I’ve come across are either to tight to get any money into or to loose to secure any money. The M-Clip is sure to impress anyone looking to trim the waste-line on the ole’ wallet and go to something sure to be an attention getter! The slick action of the M-Clip slides to give you the angle you need. It opens up allowing for secure clipping of your hard earned money…and credit cards. From superior metals, highly machined tolerances for each component part, and individually selected alligator hides, the M-Clip® money clip is designed and hand assembled with one goal in mind: to make the best, most functional and highest quality money clip you can buy. Handmade in the USA, M-Clip also has a warranty that covers materials and workmanship on all functional components for life. The M-Clip® money clip is truly the last money clip you will ever need....

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