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Dr Watson reviews his tab at the Hound and Ferret

Dr Watson reviews his tab at the Hound and Ferret

Posts Tagged ‘Sherlock’

My Top 5 Favourite Pipes – No.2

No.2 РLe Butz-Choquin PuffeNo.2 - Le Butz-Choquin Puffe

Not actually sure if this is meant to be a pipe but had a jolly good time smoking it on a trip to Switzerland with Holmes back in the early 90s. ¬†Heady times – in fact I became so obsessed with the apparatus that I insisted on carrying it with me for all of our cases during the year of ¬†’92. ¬†On one particular stake-out I almost gave the game away by setting up the apparatus for a quick puff and accidentally burning down the barn in which we were hiding. ¬†Holmes was very understanding but seemed less concerned when it mysteriously combusted during one of his experiments later that day.


My Top 5 Favourite Pipes – No.3

No.3 - The Cadogan Esquire P BowlNo.3  РThe Cadogan Esquire P Bowl

Handles beautifully with a smooth walnut finish and just a hint of ocelot along the stem. ¬†A trusty friend and a true gentleman’s accessory. ¬† Once killed a man with it in Woking.



My Top 5 Favourite Pipes – No.5

Welcome back dear readers, I trust you threw yourselves into the festivities with gusto and aplomb. ¬†Alas, I can honestly say that Christmas has lost some of its edge since Holmes’ departure. ¬†How I long for the days of finding a blue carbuncle in a goose’s gizzard or feeling the fresh crunch of snow underfoot as I set off to retrieve Holmes from his annual yuletide bender.

To relieve some of the boredom I have been compiling a list of my favourite pipes.  Though too numerous to catalogue all of them here [324 to be precise  Рwhere will they all go! Mrs H.] I have chosen my top 5 to lay before you in all their tobacco-stained glory.


No.5 - The Charatan Gentleman's BezierNo.5 – The Charatan Gentleman’s Bezier

This is more of a sentimental offering, having been the exact pipe which fell out of my mouth when I discovered that Holmes had not perished at the Reichenbach Falls.  There is still a perfectly bowl-shaped burn mark in the rug which every year I ring with tinsel before scattering with shag.