Suddenly I am happily caught in the life of collecting - pipes, ashtrays, cigars and other aspects of fine-smoking. Here is one of my Ganneval Bondier Donninger Pipes, better known as GBD. This one is stamped "Century", "London, England", "1625".
If we nose these perfectly shaped sticks of rolled leaves before we light them; if we toast their feet before we let them burn; if we carefully mind the fire to start an even burn and attentively observe how the ash develops; if many of us – at times with competitive spirit – try to [...]
For centuries the Dutch have understood to produce, handle and enjoy plants and spices, as well as utensils for their usage. This little family in my collection exemplifies one of their fields. Gouda is not just a famous cheese, but home to the Royal House of Goedewaagen which has been making smoking products since 1610 and to Zenith van [...]
Artisan Handmade Pipe Tamper from Denmark.
Even where and how an ash is laid to rest is important.
Snipes Cigar in a Leather Cigar Case from Savinelli / Made in Italy / Leica D-Lux 4 Leather Cigar Case from Savinelli / Made in Italy / Leica D-Lux 4