Sanctuary Traders Knows Clay Pipes

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( — March 21, 2016) Tinley Park, Illinois — Clay pipes are no longer as common as they used to be, especially since we are now in an era where most people do not have the luxury to take their time smoking. Smokers in general prefer being able to smoke on the go since it gives them more time to do more things. However, there has been a constant rise in the sales of clay pipes in the past few years. Sanctuary Traders, a manufacturer of clay tobacco pipes, is one of the pipe companies that are benefitting from this trend.  

Several owners of pipe businesses have reported a steady increase in the sales of their clay pipes. “Sales of clay pipes keep going up, year by year,” says Joey Gross, co-owner of Sanctuary Traders.

Sanctuary Traders is an Illinois-based company that was founded in 1997. They manufacture high quality, authentic reproductions of 17th, 18th, and 19th century products. Among the places they supply their products with are history buffs, historic reenactors, museums, and museum shops. They specialize in handmade clay tobacco pipes and even sell small tobacco pipes. They are one of the few producers of traditional pipes based on the original 17th century design. Their smallest pipes include the 4-inch Elizabethan clay pipe and the 4-inch Marbled Elizabethan clay pipe. They also have clay pipes that are around 9 inches long.

The company offers a wide assortment of other products as well, such as beeswax products, tomahawks, fur skins and bags, necklaces, magnifying lenses, and historically accurate buttons and accessories.

According to the Tobacconist magazine, there may be a “rekindling of interest in pipe smoking as a whole”. Clay pipes, especially, have multiple charms to offer pipe smokers.

Clay pipes, like corncob pipes, are generally inexpensive. They are typically around $10-$20 each, with more elaborate ones costing up to $35. Sanctuary Traders has cheaper clay pipes ranging from around $5-$10.

In addition, clay pipes are flavor-neutral and not prone to flavor ghosting. Clay pipes provide pipe smokers the ability to evaluate the taste of tobaccos in a pure state. Individuals do not have to worry about breaking-in periods with clay pipes. Furthermore, they are not susceptible to damage from hot torch-style lighters.

Clay pipes have been continuously used for over 500 years now. The rise in clay pipe sales in these modern times perhaps indicate that they will never go away.  To learn more about the company, visit

About Sanctuary Traders

Sanctuary Traders is a manufacturer of high quality, authentic reproductions of 17th, 18th and 19th century items. Based in Illinois, Sanctuary Traders has been servicing museums, museum shops, historic buffs and reenactors since 1997. They specialize in handmade clay tobacco pipes and also produce small tobacco pipes. Additionally, they manufacture beeswax products, fur skins and bags, historically accurate buttons and accessories, and tomahawks.

Sanctuary Traders

17619 Highland Ave
Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
United States
(708) 336-5664