For years Boswell has been making pipes in his unique style that are honestly priced. Experience one of our Boswell pipes and we guarantee you will want one of your own.
A few years ago several friends and I had been looking for a good tobacco shop one friend had introduced me to a line of pipe that he had purchased, a Boswell Pipe. Impressed with the Pipe I sought out to get one of my own but was not able to find one, my friend then noticed from the package that his pipe was crafted in Chambersburg, PA.One Friday we made a trip to the BoswellŪs shop, it was like no other that I had seen. The atmosphere of the shop was so down to earth; it was as if I had walked back in time twenty years. The service and pride in there work was overwhelming, I had never before experienced people that wanted to make you feel as if you where one of their own. Meeting J.M for the first time was totally unexpected, I mean you really have to be there and see and hear some of the things he says. He is so down to earth and straight forward you just canŪt imagine someone like that running a tobacco shop. My thoughts of a tobacconist are a sales person only interested in selling me a product but J.M. was so much more than that. He would actually take time and sit in the shop tell a tall tail and ultimately get to know you. Let me tell you, J.M. has some tall tails to tell and you can never tell if he is serious or not, he is so funny and just off the wall sometimes.If you ever get the chance to stop in the Historic town of Chambersburg, PA make sure you visit the BoswellŪs Shop. I have been visiting their shop weekly for the past 3 years just to visit the Boswell family and enjoy a fine bowl of tobacco in a very relaxed atmosphere. Along with my frequent visits I also enjoy creating and working on their Website. I hope to be updating and adding exciting changes to their site. I hope you enjoy the site because I enjoyed creating it. Keep up the great work J.M.!!!All the workings of a Boswell pipe begin with the finest Grecian Briar...››››››
The Briar is hand picked and then the outline of the pipe is drawn on the briar block. The drawing on the briar is then cut out, the pipe shape is now started.
First Cut - The tobacco bowl and air hole are drilled. Now the rest of the pipe is ready to be carved and sanded to a desired shape.›
Tobacco Hole››- The next step is to choose a stem for the pipe. Boswell also purchases his stems in bulk whether it is Lucite or Vulcanite. Once the stem is chosen it is bent or formed to fit the overall style of the pipe.››
Shaping - Now the pipe is ready for one of the final steps which is staining the pipe and buffing. Boswell has several different colors of dye to chose from. Note: Boswell pipes were among the first to bring a wide variety of colors, breaking away from the standard colors normally used such as light brown or dark brown. He has incorporated blue, green, orange, red, and so on to be used to accentuate the grain of the pipe.
Staining - The final step buffing the pipe with a carnauba wax to a shining finish. Along with the last step are two more crucial steps Boswell's special bowl coating and Boswell's signature plus the year of the pipe. Boswell's bowl coating greatly shortens the "break-in" time and gives a sweat smoke from the very first bowl.