Since pipe smoking has become an acceptable practice even in public, and since it has also become a status symbol signaling the class of society you belong to when you have the option to smoke pipe, it has also become customary for pipe smokers to lavish themselves with the best type and kind of pipes that they could lay their hands on. The more sophisticated looking the pipe is the more expensive it is. Some pipes are made of fine crafted materials that allow the most pleasant pipe smoking experience one could ever get. Since a basic smoke pipe consists of a small chamber that acts as a bowl for the combustion of the tobacco and a thin stem known as shank that ends up as a mouthpiece, most smoke pipe fanatics would really go the extra mile of purchasing pipes that are artful and created by well known pipe makers which are most often than not very very expensive. Some of the materials used for the bowl of smoke pipes are briar, corncob and clay. Some woods like cherry wood, olivewood, maple mesquite, oaks and bogwood are also sometimes used but generally, a densely grained wood is ideal. You would know that a smoke pipe is expensive when there is a great deal of artistry or carvings on the bowl of the pipe. If you are a collector of vintage pipes, you could sell them for a high price depending on the make and craftsmanship involved. Generally, the more vintage the pipe is the higher the price it commands. If you are in need of money and you possess fine and well-preserved smoke pipes, you could advertise them online and you will be surprised how many takers there are. Since pipe smoking is an artful habit rather than a rush need, most of the pipe smokers would really go into the details of the pipe’s make and materials and would probably be meticulous when inspecting the pipes for sale.
Quality Vintage Smoking Pipe
In terms of quality, vintage smoking pipes are without a doubt one of the best collections in the world. Its excellence in providing the best smoking experience is highly recognized by the Connoisseur and beginning smoker alike way back on its history. Even now, vintage smoking pipes are ultimately valuable. In fact, most of the brand’s collection like The Bubbleroome is of antique quality and many collectors pay tons of money just to acquire one. Meerschaum Pipes, considered as one of the most unique vintage smoking pipes are crafted and designed by Turkish artisans using the mysterious “seafoam”, which according to geologist as the light, porous substance scientifically known as hydrous magnesium silicate. This mineral also provides the cool, dry, flavorful smoke pipe smoker are really fond of.