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Sherlock Holmes Smoking Pipe


The Gentlemen Series by ROUTE IN provides finest quality smoking pipe handcrafted by the pipe artisans and masters. Each masterpiece created are beautifully shaped, smooth finished and top-notch in all aspects with high quality materials are available in many different designs, shapes and colours.

Package Includes:

  • One (1) Sherlock Holmes Smoking Pipe

Limited for Royale Pipe Club (RPC) member only.

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Pipe smoking is the practice of tasting the smoke produced by burning a substance, most commonly tobacco, in a pipe. It is the oldest traditional form of smoking.


Smoking has been practiced in one form or another since ancient times. Tobacco was smoked all over as early as 5000 BC in shamanistic rituals and originated in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes. Many ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, Indians and Chinese, burnt incense as a part of religious rituals, as did the Israelites and the later Catholic and Orthodox Christian churches.

The Art of Pipe Smoking

Albert Einstein once remarked that pipe smoking “contributed to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” Whether the observation is true or not, pipe smoking has had many other famous devotees, among them Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the fictional Sherlock Holmes, who often disappeared into a haze of pipe smoke while solving his cases.

Pipe in Modern Days

Pipes were/are typically smoked by wealthy, upper class men. Almost all scientific and philosophical thinkers of the 18th-19th centuries were also wealthy upper class men.

Today, pipes are still a symbol of leisurely sophistication. The lengthy rituals of pipe smoking add to that aura: choosing from a variety of pipes and tobaccos, cleaning and loading the briar, puffing and tamping, then sitting in a fragrant swirl of smoke and contemplating life.

The Pipe – Sherlock Holmes

When we think about pipe smoking, we think of Sherlock Holmes and his three pipe problems.

Sherlock Holmes is the most notable genius with his excellent logical reasoning, his attention to the most minute of detail, his scientific and self-taught know-how and his ability to solve crimes that would now require modern forensics.

At The Red-Headed League, he mentioned: “It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won’t speak to me for fifty minutes“…


Sherlock Holmes Smoking Pipe




Brand New


Wood – High quality Pear Wood (aged in natural drying for at least 2 years).
Ring – Brass
Mouthpiece – Ebonite

Shading pipes made of quality Italian stained, the final polishing made with refined carnauba wax.


Stand displayed in the photo is not included.