The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether

smoking section (Pipes, cigar, and who knows)


smoking section (Pipes, cigar, and who knows)

puff puff puff

Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2014

Discussion Forum

What do you smoke, and how did you get started?

Started by Edmund Charles Rutherford. Last reply by Dr. Sebastian Von Pendulcog Mar 22, 2013. 7 Replies

     I occasionally smoke a good cigar, but more often than not I smoke a hookah.     I began smoking with a traditional pipe, like the one my great-grandfather smoked when I was a child.  I'm a fan…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of smoking section (Pipes, cigar, and who knows) to add comments!

Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 5:02pm

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #18:

                      Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

To Subscribe to The Aether Chronicle, simply click the link below to The Chronicle Archives and "Follow" the Discussion:

Comment by Ryan Grimm on December 23, 2013 at 1:02pm

I would think anything that survives the toe of a used Persian slipper would be fairly robust...probably some sort of flake rather than shag.

Comment by Rev. Dr. Sir Paddington Aldwich on December 23, 2013 at 12:27pm

I'm sure this subject has been addressed before, but what kind of tobacco would you good gentlemen suggest to be similar to that smoked by the great Consultant Detective, Sherlock Holmes?

Comment by Rev. Dr. Sir Paddington Aldwich on December 23, 2013 at 12:20pm

Picked up a rather nice old meershcaum at a flea market, with a bowl carved into a kind of rounded corn-cob pattern and a beautiful tortoiseshell stem. The stem fitting was a very delicate screw-in type which unfortunately I managed to snap during cleaning. The stump, however, is still a nice, firm fit in the tenon, and a little beeswax has made it good as new. I'm trying some MacBaron Cherry Flake in it as we speak. I've had it about a year, so most of the moisture and goo has gone, and it's smoking nice and cool, with no bubbling. Smells fantastic and rich, but the taste is actually very subtle for such a heavy casing. Coarse cut, with a lot of wood chunks in it, hard to pack and light. 8/10.

Comment by Ryan Grimm on December 23, 2013 at 4:14am

Well, I for one have finished re-stemming a pipe.  I found three replacement stems at an antique store (unused, of course), and have made threee of different for the field, one for the chair (almost as long as a Churchwarden), and one in between about 7 inches in length.
Since the pipe had a military-type socket, the work was relatively easy.

Since the stems came straight, I heated them up to bend, using a strong hair dryer.

Comment by Professor_Briar on December 19, 2013 at 2:32pm

It seems that we have all fallen asleep!  What has become of our vigor?

Comment by Ryan Grimm on May 8, 2013 at 11:55am

Well now...
If you for one are interested in rinsing out your mustache with something non-alcoholic (it does happen a times), I have found a wonderful listing of tea rooms and other tea vendors around the United States...perhaps other countries, I've been a bit lazy to do a deep search.

This allows you to search for a tea supplier in your general area, I have found it to be VERY useful.

Comment by Ryan Grimm on March 29, 2013 at 10:55am

I'm all for lunting, myself....yes, an obscure word meaning 'to walk and smoke a pipe'.
Apparently of Scottish derivation.

Comment by T.E. Haywood on November 26, 2012 at 7:30pm
Good eaving all, I have been smoking cigars of and on since 1872 for lighting fuse and injoyment not saying lighting fuse isn't injoyable. I also smoke my hookah that I picked up in Barvaria in 74.  I have been smoking Sweet Killarney of late. Also I have been using my Trench Lighter my son got me, talk about a diffrent experence. 
Comment by Professor_Briar on July 30, 2012 at 1:22pm

A pipe tobacco blend known as TK-6 which was distributed by Lane Ltd was discontinued due to issues at Lane and their acquisition by another company.  The good news is that TK-6 is now available again through a different distributor - hopefully your local tobacconist can locate it.


Members (36)


Search the Empire


© 2015   Created by Hephzibah Marsh.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service