Friends of the Flame

For A&G, pipe smoking is centered around friendship.  By expanding our work and keeping our price points affordable we are able to keep making pipes that are available to most people so we are able to further our friendships and bring others into the world of pipe smoking.

Here is one of our newest pipes: Kikimore, she will be going to a good home with an old friend.

Italian Briar and German Cumberland stem.

Italian Briar and German Cumberland stem.

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Exciting News!

We are proud to announce that pipes will now be available for purchase on the site. If you just go under the “Available for Purchase” tab, you will find our cleverly named pipes ready for purchase.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and bought a pipe or even just stopped by to say hello at the New York Pipe Show. What a great start to a great year!

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Constantly Carving

We’re a few days away from the New York Pipe Show and working to finish up the last of our work to be displayed.  We’re currently planning to bring 13 pipes which is more than either of us had anticipated.

It’s been a fast couple months as we work to develop our techniques and craftsmanship to make sure we meet our own very high standards of workmanship.  Besides the technical aspects of pipe making a lot of the enjoyment comes from developing our own personal style of carving.  When someone sees our pipes we want it to be clear that this pipe came from Cape May.

A few weeks ago we had the honor of working with photographer David Todd McCarthy on a project that he is doing for Cape May Magazine.  The experience was very exciting and humbling to have someone take such an interest in our work to want to spend their day learning about us and what we do.  The article will be featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Cape May Magazine.

Sean, Ben, and David.

Sean, Ben, and David.

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Sean honing the details of  a pipe with files and sandpaper

Sean honing the details of a pipe with files and sandpaper

Productivity, Pizza, and Pipes

This weekend we were lucky enough to not only finish a pipe and continue work on some others, but we got to spend some time with friends and family over some pizza and pipe talk. A great friend of ours Bruce McCausland was able to take our logo made by Chris Markley and pump out some of the coolest stickers for the New York Pipe Show. We are now a mere 12 days away from the show and we are hoping to see you there!

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The cold won’t keep us out of the shop.

We’re only a few weeks away from the New York Pipe Show!  It’s crunch time in the shop right now and even with the cold we have pipes on the bench to be carved, sanded, stained, and polished.

There are a few other pieces in the process of being put together.  We are making some very cool pipe stands out transmission gears that are going to look really wild along with some leather pouches to keep the pipe safe.

Besides putting work in, we also have a lot of fun in the shop.  For us, pipe smoking is tied directly to friendship and friendship is tied to pipe smoking.

Pipe Work and Prepping

We are still preparing for the New York Pipe Show and we are hoping to bring about 10 pipes with us. Despite the occasional stem break or cracked pipe, we have been making a lot of progress and we are very excited to share our work in a few weeks. If you have any questions regarding the pipe show or just pipe making in general, we’d love to hear from you!

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New Year, New Pipes!

Happy New Year! With the holiday season ending, we are back at work in the shop trying to produce some exciting pieces. We are looking forward to the New York Pipe Convention on March 7th and we would love to see some of you at the A&G table. Until then, we’ll be working hard trying make some great pieces for the convention.

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Sand blasting!

First, the pictures!

Gotham Gavel crooked

Sand blasted!

She sits!

She sits!

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Insane for the grain!

Over the past few weeks we have been working on a pretty massive pipe.

We knew the pipe needed something a little different so we decided to sandblast it.  It’s something we’ve never done before but brought out some really cool grain patterns.

The pipe has a smooth/rough contrast on top that we’re very happy with.

We’ll be uploading some proper pictures after the holiday.  Hope everyone has pleasant smokes over their holiday.