Falcon pipes are made in England from quality Briar wood. There are various sizes and shapes in the three categories of Falcon pipe: the Coolway, the Standard and the International
Standard Pipes Falcon Standard pipes are made in England from silver anodised aluminium and the interchangeable bowls from quality Briar wood.
Falcon was the first manufacturer to apply scientific principles and precision engineering to pipe design, so creating a revolutionary system which produces a cooler, smoother, cleaner smoke.
Falcon standard pipes can use Falcon pipe rings (available in Pipe Accessories) to help keep the bowl dry.
International Pipes Falcon's International pipes are made in England from black anodised aluminium and their interchangeable bowls from quality Briar wood.
The International looks and feels like a traditional briar, yet its classic line conceals a major advance in pipe design and technology.
It has a hollow aluminium core which is encased in a specially developed cooling material.
The stem is fitted with an exclusive triple air groove filter which gives maximum absorbtion of tar and nicotine and is also available as a pipe accessory.
The pipe can be smoked perfectly with or without the filter.
Breaking In Your New Pipe - Article Courtesy Merton & Falcon Ltd - UK
As you continue to smoke, allow the carbon to to form evenly inside the bowl. Be sure to break your pipe in slowly or you may burn out the bowl.
Here are a few tips to help you to get the best from your new pipe:
The first time you smoke the pipe, moisten the inside of the bowl with your finger and, while the bowl is still damp, half fill with tobacco.
The bowl should be filled firmly, yet loosly enough for easy drawing.
Light up and draw slowly, this helps to build up a good 'cake' in the heel of the bowl.
If the bowl gets too hot, you are puffing too fast.
Should the pipe go out, gently tamp down with a tamping tool and re-light.
Gradually increase the amount of tobacco for the next three or four smokes. This helps to spread the carbon higher up the bowl and gives you an even 'cake'.
Ideally, the carbon in the tobacco cavity should be maintained at 1/16 inch. Though you may use a pipe spoon (as part of the 3-in-1 pipe cleaning tool), never use a knife as you may pierce or crack the 'cake'.
Excess carbon should be removed with a pipe reamer such as a 'hedgehog'.
Only use the 'tapered' pipe cleaners to clean the stem of a Standard Falcon pipe. Special care must be taken not to damage the centre stem, particularly with bent stems.
After smoking always leave the pipe to cool. When cooled, remove the bowl from the stem before tapping out the ash.
Never knock the bowl against a hard surface while it is screwed on to the stem as this may damage the thread on the base of the bowl.
Don't oversmoke your pipe. Clean it out after every smoke and give it an occasional rest by using a spare bowl.
Remember, smoke slowly. You smoke for enjoyment and relaxation and you cannot relax if you smoke too fast.