Essential Pipe Tools

Tamper - Used to pack tobacco and ashes in your bowl. Looks like an upside nail, with a long slender body and thin, flat head.

Reamer - Clears ‘cake’ from the inside of the bowl. Cake is completely normal and refers to carbon buildup that naturally grows over time.

Pipe Cleaners - Thin pieces of metal wire wrapped in an absorbent material, usually cotton. Most commonly used to clean stems, pipe cleaners can also be used to clean shanks as well. Available in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles they are inexpensive and should be thrown away after using.