Apart from the main interest of the filter, which is to filter out the tar and nicotine from the tobacco combustion, pipes with a 9mm filter will give you a smoother and drier smoke. You will thus avoid the phenomenon of "dampness" which can be frequent for the beginner smoker. You will find on our site 9mm activated carbon and meerschaum filters. It is important to change the filter after each pipe smoked in order to fully appreciate the flavour of your tobacco. If the filter contains a blue and a white disc at each end, the side with the white disc, which is made of porcelain and therefore heat resistant, should be inserted on the bowl side.
Another advantage of the 9mm filters is that they prevent the tongue tingling, especially during the learning phase when you do not necessarily control the combustion and therefore the smoking temperature, especially with aromatic tobaccos.
It should be noted that the majority of French pipes are equipped with an adapter that allows smoking with a 9mm filter, with a metal filter or without a filter. See our article on how to use the adapter
Mastro de Paja handmade briar pipe Bent shape, smooth finish, 2 acrylic stems, 9mm filter, weight 1.80oz (51g).