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BRIAR PIPES

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 Briar pipes On the Nature of Briar... A briar pipe begins as a Burl (or growth) on the root system of the White Heath Tree, a squat, hearty, shrub-like plant which grows primarily in the dry, arid, rocky wastelands around the Mediterranean Sea. Of all woods, the Briar Burl is unique for making pipes; it’s tough, porous and nearly impervious to heat. Burls for fine quality pipes can often be 50 to 100 years old when harvested for pipe making. And Briar Pipes Once harvested, the Briar burls are cut by skilled craftsmen using large, circular saws to remove...

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RELAXING WITH A PIPE

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RELAXING WITH A PIPE Part of the joy of smoking a pipe is the relaxation it provides. Smoke your pipe slowly. Take time to enjoy the full flavor of the fine tobacco. No need to inhale; the enjoyment comes from the taste. Have a good supply of wooden matches (or butane lighter) and pipe cleaners nearby so you won't have to keep getting up from your chair. Some of the most famous people in history have been pipe smokers: fictional characters, world leaders, military leaders, as well as leaders in business, sports and entertainment. A good pipe creates contentment and...

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