Pipe smoking has always had the allure of being the epitome of masculinity. There are many brands of pipe starter kits and they come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Most starter kits will typically contain pipe filters, non-filter adapters, pipe cleaners and a pipe tool as well as pipe smoking instructions or recommendations for best effect. Some kits also contain tobacco pouches, a pipe stand and even a case.
There is really very few things comparable to the smell of pipe tobacco, it has its own savory, fragrant and lingering aroma that creates an ambience all its own. Pipe tobacco does not have the smothering type of smoky smell that engulfs your nostrils and permeates your clothing in a smoke-filled room of cigarette smokers. Nor does it have the obnoxious toxic smell of the cheap cigar; it really has an odor that is indescribable because it's deliciously gentle, wafting effect can only be defined as personal. Pipe smoking has always had the allure of being the epitome of masculinity. So, for someone just starting on the road of pipe smoking, using the right pipe starter kit is as important as choosing which tobacco will be used for the first time.
There are many brands of pipe starter kits and they come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Most kits contain (of course) the pipe itself; which can be made of different types of materials with exotic names like Algerian Briar or Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob. These pipes are made with a straight or bent stem.
Most starter kits will typically contain pipe filters, non-filter adapters, pipe cleaners and a pipe tool as well as pipe smoking instructions or recommendations for best effect. Some kits also contain tobacco pouches, a pipe stand and even a case. Most kits do not include tobacco but will have suggestions on which brands are suitable for the beginning pipe smoker. Brands of tobacco are just as varied and confusing as brands of pipes so the best way to start pipe smoking out on the right foot is simply to be guided by your nose. Smell the different brands of tobacco before choosing; do not be afraid to ask questions. A starter kit for pipe smoking dates back centuries to when pipe smoking was the norm instead of the exception. The merchants who peddle pipes and its accoutrements are trained to assist the beginner with the right type of pipe, coupling it with the right type of tobacco.
There is a variety of price tags placed on these kits, from cheap to very expensive, and all in between. You will find beautifully carved pipes from Italy, Turkey or right here in the United States. You can choose from different tobaccos imported from all over the world, and brand name or really cheap tools for keeping your pipe clean and ready for instant use. There is a price tag that can fit anyone's budget while maintaining a large enough selection to please all.
If you are just a beginning pipe smoker, or you want to buy a kit as a gift for someone who is beginning; there are plenty of reasonably priced gift sets already assembled. These sets contain everything that you (or your gift recipient) would need to enter the wonderful contented world of pipe smoking. With all of the pipe starter kits on the market today, choosing one that will fit your needs will be as easy as lighting up and filling your home (or personal space) with the full rich aroma of the delicious, incomparable smell of pipe tobacco.