I have not had a cigar in about 20 years. I walked into J.M. Boswell's for some expert advice and I received exactly that. This man doesn't just talk the talk he's the real deal. Even if you are a novice like myself or an aficionado of all things tobacco, the warm and friendly demeanor he exhibits will make you feel like you have known him for years.
Now about the cigar....I took this one to Aspen Dale winery in VA yesterday. It was a perfect match to my Chambeau Nouveau Red Wine, Taza Dark Mexican chocolate and fresh apricots. From the first puff it wraps a ring of sweet mocca on the edge of your lips. Perfectly chosen, Thank you J.M.
I mean would you just look at my "Ash" they call this one "Fat Bottom Betty" for a reason......
Over the last couple of months I've sent a number of pipes in for stem repair/replacement. I'm over the moon the with the result. All of these pipes are pretty old, and they smoke better now than they did originally. It's very much like having new pipes without the bother of breaking them in. I believe one of the reasons is that Boswell's stems are considerably more comfortable than those made by other craftsmen. I'm planning to send in other pipes for stem replacement, even though they're fine now, just for the stems!.
To add to the positivity of this experience, working with Rachel has been a joy. She's smart, professional, and personable. I haven't experienced such good customer service in a very long time!
Boswell Pipes are flat out the best pipes made! They smoke excellent from the first match, have a perfect draw, and are priced right! The best thing about these pipes are they are made in the USA. Being a Military Veteran, I take great pride in my Boswell Pipes! Their customer service and family atmosphere cannot be beat. If you are thinking about buying your first JM Boswell pipe “ Do It”. Thank you Rachel and family for all your help with my purchases.
JM and Rachel never cease to amaze with their customer service. Not only do they make phenomenal drawing pipes and great tobacco blends but they make you feel like part of the family with their service.
I have six Boswell pipes. They are unique and give you a exceptional smoke. No break in, smoke great right out of the box. My favorite tobacco that they sell is northwoods. The service is great and they alway treat you wonderfully. Great job Boswell family
Hands down without a doubt the best tasting tobacco blends I've ever had the pleasure of smoking. The tastiest cool burning aromatics, and the wonderfully smokey and delicious English's. My fav blend of all time is northwoods and here I am enjoying a nice bowl of it bringing peace during these trying times in quarantine. Hello from canada!
I just picked up my new pipe from J.M. Boswell. It was my career theme pipe.
For the project I provided a badge and basic information.
At this point J.M. was given total creative freedom.
J.M. has stated he likes to let the briar speak to him .
J.M. is a true master craftsman and artist!
J.M.'s son Dan provided exceptional laser engraving and Daughter Rachel provided outstanding communication!
The result is amazing!
I am thrilled with my pipe!
From DuBois PA Don and Bernie are here with J.M. Picking up their New 2020 Custom Matching Thumbhole Churchwarden Boswell Pipes, That J.M. just finished for them.
Here I am by the Morice river in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada during the tree planting season of 2019. My friend Jono and I decided to buy some boswell's to celebrate a fruitful planting season and our hard work. Thank you J. M.! Beautiful work.
David Ortiz and his Boswell pipe on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Take a look at the entryway behind him!
The "Holy Smokes" group, from Warrenton, VA.
From L to R : Bill, Steve, Matthew, Ben, Ed, Troy, Shawn, Stephen, Duncan, Mark, and David
Christophe came all the way across the pond - from France!
Here is good friend Eddie Ard, of Fort Walton Beach FL, along with his fellow re-enactor, with one of his many Boswell pipes.
We've had the pleasure of getting to know Eddie, his wife, and his three beautiful daughters, and we really enjoy their yearly visits up to our store!
Longtime friend and customer, Todd Platek, during one of his many visits.
J.M. and Dan with Joshua Feldman, Fordham Law School Class of 2015, during his visit to our shop in early spring, 2013.
Jim Derzon, smoking our Northwoods blend in his Boswell pipe while hiking in Utah. Beautiful!
Richard Weinerman, of Burnsville, Minnesota, enjoying some Northwoods in his Boswell.
One of our favorite Idaho customers, Jon Breker, fishing for Yellowstone Cutthroat on Henry's Lake,
with his Boswell Fishing Vest pipe.
Daniel Woodring, owner of Woodrings German Shorthair Pointer Kennels ( http://www.woodringsgspkennels.com) , with Hoss and his new Boswell Freehand pipe.
Roger Hagen, with his Boswell Smooth Nose Warmer at Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Here is Kurt with his 2001 Boswell pipe near the Portage glacier in Alaska.
Jacob MacGowan with his Rusticated Freehand.
Jim Fitzpatrick, of Middletown, PA, smoking our "No Bite Delite" at the beautiful Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Ron Scionti, of Riverhead, NY, on a recent trip to our nation's capital.
Captain Gary, at the helm of his yacht "Josephine", during a recent excursion from San Francisco to Hanalei, Kauai. Mahalo, Captain Gary!
Salam Sipes, smoking his Boswell Rusticated Nosewarmer filled with "Boswell's Premium Burley", while visiting Kentucky's tobacco barns.
Stacy Hawkins, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, smoking his Boswell Diamond Shank Oom-Paul. These pictures were taken by his son (a talented photographer at age 12!) near their cabin in the Ozark Mountains near the Buffalo River National Park.
Reverend Cynthia Pape of Massachusetts, with one of her new Boswell pipes.
Tim Haggerty, enjoying his Boswell Jumbo X.
J.M. and Jared Barker, who still made a visit to our store despite a freak October snow storm!
Bill and John visiting with J.M.
A group photo of some of the Pipers that had visited Boswells from the YouTube Pipe Smoking Community on Sat. April 12th
First row, from left to right: Dante (ChilltownSmoke), Nick (ThePolishPiper), Dion (Classical Pipes), Philip (Philip is not on YouTube).
Second row, from left to right- 3 guys : Andrew, Brian (Beans316), J.M. Boswell with all the guys, and Tim (TravSpirit7)
Mervyn Weeks, with his new Boswell Large Tomato.
J.M. with customer Christopher Vergara, 2009.
Pastor Quigg Lawrence is a good friend of ours, as well as the pastor of a church in Roanoke, Va. You can visit his congregations website at www.coths.org.
Pastor Quigg also has a son in the United States Naval Academy who also enjoys Boswell Pipes with his father.
Pastor Quigg enjoying his rusticated Boswell pipe on the island of St. Johns, February 2009.
Brennan Sang with his Boswell Fishing Vest pipe and a gorgeous hefty brown on the Madison River in Montana.
Bryan Gesinger, of Bakersfield, Ca., with his beautiful new Boswell.
Mark Pennell, a long-time friend and customer, recently took his Boswell Pipes on a European Adventure. Gorgeous pictures from The Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, and a London pipe shop.
Izaac Tajan with his Boswell pipe near the gothic cathedral of Santiago de Compotela, in Galicia, Spain.
Larry Vanderyacht, with one of his Boswells'.
Members of a Pipe Forum from Md, Pa, NJ, and Mass. during a visit in January 2012.
Magnum Smoker, with one of his Boswell Magnum pipes.
John from Ohio, with his Boswell Grizzly
"The youngest girl in the picture is Piper. She is the inspiration for Piper's Pleasure. I, Donavan (her father), have been smoking a pipe for some time. She had the opportunity to come downstairs while I was sampling the new blend that you sent out and asked me if I was "piping". I told her that I was and she said that "I love it when you pipe". I could think of no other name than Piper's Pleasure. That is the explanation, also for the apostrophe being behind the s....It is her pleasure alone. Second, my oldest daughter Lydia is pictured with her. In February I ordered a pipe that I saw on your website that had a beautiful gray stem....I called and had it engraved "The Lydia Gray" since that is her first and middle name. I am honored that J.M. Boswell named the tobacco such, and I promise that the only tobacco I will ever smoke out of "The Lydia Gray" will be "Piper's Pleasure". Thank you so much. Donavan Young."
Here's "PipeLawyer", Anthony from GA, on vacation with ones of his many Boswell pipes.
Zack Wallace, smoking Sweet & Mild in his 2009 Boswell Swirl freehand, on a gorgeous day in Chicago!
Some of America's finest, enjoying their Boswell inlay pipes. Thank you!
July 2012, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo
From left: CW2 Chris Hudson, MAJ Aaron Filter, CW2 Dave Kilber, CW5 Bill Baker, CPT Justin Wilz, CW4 Tom Bry, CPT John Koeppen, SGT Tom Lawler
Our good friend Rodney Grenke, currently stationed in Afghanistan, shown here with fellow Pipe Club members.
Good friends John and Bill gave us a huge PIPE to hang in our front window for display.
Now all it needs is Bear Blend. Thank You Both So Much!
A Great American Pass Time
By Roger Jenkins
I had the pleasure of meeting the Boswell family 24 years ago, when I first visited J.M.'s shop in Chambersburg, PA. J.M and his son Dan, custom hand make pipes from the best imported briar in the world.
I particularly enjoy a bowl of Boswell's custom blended tobacco, such as Boswell's Best and North Woods, in one of my favorite Boswell pipes.
I purchased my first Boswell pipe in 1995 and presently own five. Needless to say, J.M.'s pipes stand the test of time.
J.M. and Dan create quality pipes at an affordable price. Customers who purchase Boswell pipes and tobacco, are in for a treat.
Dear J.M. Boswell Pipes, your pipe has arrived safely (Boswell Pipe Spectacular Jumbo Freehand 2019).
Thank you for this wonderful creation and I greatly appreciate your gift box.
This pipe will be exclusively dedicated to tobacco Semois, pure Belgian.
2010 was a GREAT year for JM’s spiral editions. You keep making the pipes and we’ll keep building the Jeeps! Thanks Rachel for your AWESOME customer service and making it as easy to buy my pipe as it is to smoke and enjoy it!
2010 was a GREAT year for Jm’s Spiral editions! You keep making the pipes and we’ll keep building the Jeeps!