Check out this short video displaying the methods used to create a handmade Blakemar Briar.
We have created another video and uploaded it to YouTube.
This short video shows the process of carbonising (pre-smoking) a pipe .
We’ve uploaded a new video displaying the Blakemar Briar Showroom located at our premises in Litchborough.
This week we’ve added a brand new shape to our Aristocrat selection – the Moffat.
As you can see, the bowl has both smooth and rusticated sections, giving it a unique look and feel.
A new category of pipes have been added to the site – Hand Made.
Pipes in this category have been hand crafted by Mike Billington of Blakemar Briars.
The process these pipes have gone through is that similar to our video ‘The Making of a Blakemar Briar Tobacco Pipe‘, displayed on YouTube.
Each pipe is unique, no two pipes will be the same.
More of these pipes are to be added in the coming weeks, stay tuned.
UPDATE: The YouTube pipe has been sold! Keep an eye on the Hand Made page for new additions.
Once again we have added a selection of new pipes to the Hand Made page.
As always, these hand made pipes are all unique – once they’re gone, they’re gone!
If you are interested in purchasing any of the pipes displayed, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
This week we’ve added 2 new tinned tobacco blends to our selection.
These blends have been recently re-released by Dunhill, after being discontinued for quite some time:
Dunhill Durbar (50g)
Originally introduced in 1910 alongside Royal Yacht.
This blend is designed for the more experienced and mature pipe smoker, with a composition of Virginia, Latakia and Oriental tobaccos.
It has a well balanced smooth, dark brown smoke with floral and tannin tones.
Dunhill Apéritif (50g)
First introduced in 1951 alongside Early Morning Pipe.
This blend is also designed for the more experienced pipe smoker, with a composition of Virginia, Latakia, Oriental and Cavendish tobaccos.
It has a pronounced smoke, delivering a robust taste for smoking later in the day.
To see our full selection of stocked tinned tobacco products, head on over to the Tinned Tobacco page.
If loose tobacco is more your preference, you can see our full selection on the Loose Tobacco page.
This weekend we’ve added a new range of pipes to the website – the One-Off Specials.
This range includes a variety of ‘one-off’ pipes that are not standard stock items here at Blakemar Briars.
These pipes are unique and once sold may not be available again in the future.
Usually these pipes consist of custom shapes, colours or finishes.
Take a look and Contact Us if there are any you would like!
Some of you may be aware that we stock a pipe brochure in our showroom, that lists a selection of shapes and colours produced by Blakemar Briars.
A copy of this brochure is available to any and all customers, some of which may not always have access to a PC or the internet to view our website.
We have recently released a new version of this brochure, with up to date information about shapes that we stock and also included a few samples of the pipes availble online.
Please find an embedded copy of this brochure below, along with a download link to the pdf file. Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy please just let us know and we'll be happy to send you one!
This week we've added a new tinned tobacco blend to our selection:
Dunhill My Mixture BB1938 (50g) Originally called "Baby's Bottom", now rebranded to BB1938. Generally a full bodied, smooth, rich and balanced smoke, full of nice tannins, with a clear smoky base due to the premium quality of Latakia tobacco in this fine mixture. Overall taste notes are woody, smoky, tannin and spicy.
To see our full selection of stocked tinned tobacco products, head on over to the Tinned Tobacco page. If loose tobacco is more your preference, you can see our full selection on the Loose Tobacco page.