Ceramic smoking pipes

A special specialty of Amsterdam Pipe Shop is the section of clay and ceramic tobacco pipes. Before the wooden pipe became common from 1880, people smoked from clay pipes for three hundred years. Clay pipes have many advantages. The material absorbs moisture optimally, so that the pipe smokes pleasantly dry. Especially with dry smoke, the tobacco flavor comes into its own. Another advantage is that clay is completely neutral and therefore does not give any aftertaste. The clay pipe is therefore often used for testing and tasting pipe tobaccos. Briar wood always slightly changes the aroma of the tobacco.

There are many different qualities in clay pipes that are not easily recognized by the eye. The greater the absorption capacity, the better the taste. A maximally porous shard thus gives the best smoke quality, ie a soft, mild and tasteful smoke. Amsterdam Pipe Shop advises you on this.

The range of clay and ceramics consists of two main types. The most traditional is the so-called cast pipe, pressed into a metal shape. Such pipes have been used in thousands of varieties for centuries. Unfortunately they are no longer made today. Especially pipes from old, established factories give a great taste experience. They are one of the special specialties of Amsterdam Pipe Shop.

The second main type is the casting pipe, which has a more modern design and is made in a plaster cast. Many of these products have a built-in cooling system. They are hollow-walled and allow the smoke to enter the mouth with some delay. This makes the pipes smoke pleasantly cool. The taste is also maximized with the pouring nozzle because the material itself has no off-taste.

The prices of clay pipes range from € 10 to just over 100 for the oldest examples of special factories. Ceramic pipes are between € 95 and 170.

Amsterdam Pipe Shop has the following brands in stock:

  • Gambier
  • Koninklijke Goedewaagen
  • Jan Prince & Cie
  • Wilhelm Klauer
  • John Pollock
  • Zenith, firma P.J. van der Want Azn.