I first saw the Joyce Pipe on Instagram. As a cigar smoker I was interested in learning about the pipe that smokes like a cigar for several reasons. Pipe tobacco is usually easier on the nostrils for people like my wife that detest smoke of all kinds minus a barbeque pit. My grandfather used to smoke an old pipe with the smell of Cherry flavored tobacco that I associate instantly with a calm, wise old man with stories and laughter. The pipe on Instagram was handmade by a former pastor that moved out of a busy city to the country of the upper west coast where he makes a living designing and creating these individual pipes that smoke like cigars.
It’s made out of various types of wood with acrylic and stone inlays where the band would go on a traditional cigar. It is created with a chamber inside so that it smokes cooler than a cigar would. You have a choice of the color of the wood, and the band.
Smoking a cigar pipe is similar to smoking a pipe. You purchase your tobacco, you pack it, tamp it, pack it and light it. As the tobacco burns the ashes spill out so I had to tip the cigar pipe up at an angle in between puffs. It was enjoyable. It will be my go to smoke when with the family on outings.
The artisan, Ben Joyce is as nice as his creations. It was a pleasure to speak with him and interview him for one of my podcast episodes of the Speak Life Podcast.
Go to joycepipes.com and see what you can come up with. Get a custom cigar pipe or purchase one already finished from his collection.