Being part of the PipesandCigars.com team has been one of the most interesting and satisfying experiences of my life. I started off managing the retail store that was the parent of P&C, started blending and then became dedicated to the website. Now, besides blending new tobaccos, I now do quite a bit of the copywriting and have a hand in developing other new products. One item that’s been in development for over a year and is finally ready for release is the new, amazingly utilitarian Rockwell Binge Pipe Tool. I’ve written before about the process of its creation, but it’s available now, and I’ve been using mine for a couple of months and thought I’d let you know my experiences with it.
The first thing I noticed was the solid heft and feel. All the parts are metal, so it has nice weight, which is something I prefer in a tamper. The tamper head is just the right size to handle almost any pipe, and right behind the tamper head is a integrated bottle opener, which works beautifully. When you swing out the side cover, you’ll notice that the cover is actually a scraper, and because the depth is higher on one side, it’s very effective for clearing out the dottle and removing loose tobacco. In the inner compartment is a pick that’s slim, but quite strong, and then there’s the corkscrew. I’ve used it just about every day since I got mine, and it handles everything like a champ. you can take a better look here: http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pipe-tools/87941/rockwell-binge-pipe-tool/#p-169212