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Friday, August 25, 2017

I am going to pit a $40 unfinished Bones pipe against a $480 unfinished Savinelli Punto Oro Corallo to see if there will be a difference between them as they start their coloration process with use over time. I will be doing time-lapse videos showing their progression from time to time so you can se...

Friday, August 25, 2017

A quick update on my 100 Subscriber Giveaway (GAW) Contest. We have extended the deadline until 12:00 noon HST on September 4th, 2017 to have all entry Video Responses in for the drawing which I will do live at that time.

Remember to put "VR to The Kilted Piper 100 Sub GAW" in the title of your respo...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I received my new Bones Pipe from Chris Morgan Pipes today and I need some advice from other Bones owners. I am not sure if I have a problem with this one or not.

I also try out some Lane 1-Q in my brand new Mike Tinsky Tan Blast Canadian pipe.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I received this right after my last video, and I just couldn't wait until tomorrow to smoke it, so I apologize for two videos in the same day, but this beauty is worth it.

An Unsmoked Savinelli 604KS Punto Oro Corallo with the Old School "Elephant Hide" rustication, not that new pebble grain looking...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It's time for my 100 Subscriber Giveaway!

I will be giving away a brand new 7-piece Pipe Service Kit in a felt-lined wooden box to one lucky subscriber. 

All you have to do to enter the drawing is create a Video Response telling me the top 3 tips that you would give to a new pipe smoke...

Friday, August 18, 2017

We have another package from Briar Boy with another style of pipe cleaner holder, a pipe tamper, and a couple leather pipe stands. Be sure to visit his ETSY store at:

I also unveil a few unique estate pipes that I received today.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today was not a good day. Further problems with the assorted briar pipes I purchased from Pipes and Cigars and the tragic and untimely death of a beautiful Christiano Canadian, taken long before his time.