This surprise sset you get three randomly selected pipes in the set (each consisting of tobacco pipes, racks and tamper). We often mix with absolutely unique. Pipes with carvings that were made only once or have a unique pattern in the grain. We ensure that you get different possible tobacco pipes in shape and color.
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"I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs. [Albert Einstein]"
Well-known pipe smokers are mostly quite forthright about their status as smokers. They not only admit their supposed vice, but, like Einstein, also find wise words to express the deeper meaning of their passion. The ritual of pipe smoking has nothing in common with the quick satisfaction of a need that is promised by a cigarette. Accordingly, the concept of a "quick smoke" is unknown for pipe smokers; the pleasure of pipe smoking lies in the quiet contemplation that it affords. If, like pipe smokers, you already live life in the slow lane, you already know what it's all about. If not, it's worth a try. A.P. Donovan has the right, hand crafted piece for you to enjoy!
Our tobacco pipes are intricately hand crafted from the finest woods. A hand-crafted pipe is always a unique piece, as the living material does not allow for any stereotypical uniformity. Every ebauchon (the wooden pipe blank) reveals its own unique characteristics, with a distinctive structure and grain. The pipe maker must therefore be just as flexible in his approach to his work. Over and over again, the individual steps in the process must be adapted to suit the changing circumstances. The pipe makers of A.P. Donovan feel an obligation to uphold the traditional values of the craft.
This wood, also known as verawood in English, is a light, yellowish colour, and is one of the heaviest and hardest woods on the market. Due to its massive resistance to pressure, it was formerly used in shipbuilding as an alternative to metals that might otherwise corrode. Nowadays, the wood of the American guaiac tree is used to make bowling balls, judges' gavels, and arts and crafts pieces. In A.P. Donovan's manufacturing process, the exceptional hardness and qualities of verawood are used to create fine quality tobacco pipes. These verawood tobacco pipes, with their traditional, bent shapes, stand out through their wonderful coloring and their exceptional smoking qualities. The transition from stem to mouthpiece includes a pipe for use with standard nine millimeter filters. The curved, black acrylic mouthpiece features a fishtail bit. Beautiful to look at, and offering a pleasurable smoking experience: hand-crafted light verawood tobacco pipes by A.P. Donovan.
Reddish-brown, African mahogany, produced from trees of the genus Khaya, features a distinctive and especially beautiful grain. In addition to its use in furniture making, boat building and for the manufacture of musical instruments, it also enjoys great popularity with pipe makers. With a classical, bent style, this hand-crafted tobacco pipe combines visual appeal and functionality in a single, harmonious unit. In order to ensure a pleasurable and mild smoking experience, the pipe is designed to be used with a standard nine millimeter filter. A particular highlight of this elegant tobacco pipe is the fishtail mouthpiece, which is made from transparent black acrylic. Form and function in harmony: the hand-crafted mahogany tobacco pipe by A.P. Donovan.
Dark, ebony wood comes from trees of the genus Diospyros. Due to its exceptional hardness, it is one of the world's most valuable and sought-after woods. Ebony's fine qualities come to the fore in wood carving, the manufacture of musical instruments and pipes. This hand-crafted ebony pipe represents the classical, bent style with exceptional elegance. The wonderfully dark grain of the pipe bowl blends perfectly with the black acrylic of the curved fishtail bit. This tobacco pipe is also designed to be used with a standard nine millimeter filter. The pleasure of smoking in all its beauty: the hand-crafted ebony tobacco pipe by A.P. Donovan
Finally, time to relax after work. You're sitting, relaxing in your favorite armchair, with a glass of whisky alongside you on the table, and enjoying the new novel by ****Henning Mankell.**** In your hand, a freshly lit, long-stemmed pipe, fine wisps of smoke rising from its bowl. The evening can begin. Just as you want to pick up your book, the evening's comfortable silence is shattered by the ringing of the phone. Dammit, just as the pipe is burning so wonderfully. But where can you put down your pipe quickly and easily? The stainless steel pipe stand by A.P. Donovan is designed for just this situation, and others like it. Stylish, collapsable, and practical. Whether you're looking to store your burning pipe quickly and safely, or just want to show off your pipe collection in a stylish way, this polished stainless steel piece falls easily to hand to help you out. The best thing about it, though, is that pipes by A.P. Donovan come with their own little "lounger." But perhaps next time you should simply switch the phone off in the evening...
It's easy to see what equipment a pipe smoker needs. A pipe, tobacco, the right filter for the pipe, a lighter, pipe cleaners and (small yet vital) - a pipe tamper. Passionate pipe smokers are of course confident in their use of the pipe tool. Those who are new to this refined way of enjoying tobacco will however benefit from a short explanation of what is involved. A pipe tool features three separate pieces: the tamper, the reamer, and the pick. These names also offer a basic explanation of the function of each part. When the pipe is lit, the tobacco swells slightly in the bowl and is gently pressed down onto the heated material below using the tamper. While smoking the pipe, it is recommended to tamp the tobacco down slightly from time to time, as drawing on the pipe becomes much more rewarding. The pick and the reamer are used after the smoked pipe has cooled down. The pick is used to loosen ashes in the bowl of the pipe that are then carefully removed using the reamer. The A.P. Donovan pipe tool combines this functionality with luxurious design. The pick and reamer can be folded into the polished mahogany grip for transportation. The individual tools are made from high-quality stainless steel and are easy to clean after use. So: to your pipes, and go!
If you'd prefer heaven to be full of pipes instead of harps - enjoy the heavenly pleasures of smoking with tobacco pipes by A.P. Donovan.