Tuesday, 27 February 2007 15:12

Pipes For Sale

I have anxiously awaited this day, but not without some fear and trepidation: S.E.Thile pipes are now being offered for sale. Why now and not before? I have wanted to be sure my pipes were ready. A few things have happened that pushed me over the edge:
  1. I've been makings pipes for a little over a year.
  2. My pipes are looking better, and smoking great by all reports. While there is yet much to improve on, and always will be, they seem to compare well with other up and coming pipemakers.
  3. I attended the St. Louis pipe show and was greatly encouraged by several pipemakers and collectors.
  4. And I really need to raise money to buy more briar and ebonite rod, so I can make more pipes.