Jim has done quite a bit for the pipe community in the past several years. Quite a few interviews, he got Edward G. Robinson blend brought back via Sutliff and Jim actually wrote the tin/tub description for Edward G. Robinson. (You should try the blend if you haven't had it.)
Jim's reviews have potentially sold so many tobaccos for the blending houses/brands over these past few years, blends people otherwise wouldn't have bought and tried, they should probably be paying him a little commission!
Jim does it all for the love of the craft though, and if we were to nominate a member as being most influential pipeman of our time, he'd be up there on the list. The 30's-70's had their pipemen of the day, and today I believe Jim is the biggest celebrity pipeman of our time. (Some may not know who Jim is in real life, but he's famous enough to be a celebrity in my book.)
Thank you for the very kind words. buddy. I like to do my part in being a fellow pipe smoker, and enjoying all the fun we have. And if I know something that will help another, I'm very happy to do so. What's the use of knowing stuff if you can't share?
We here at The Patch decided that it was only appropriate to provide a special title for not only one of most prolific posters, but also someone who has played a major role in building the membership here. Jim, you are a valued member here and this is about the closest thing we can provide to a trophy.
Thank You for your involvement and interest in making this the best forum out there.
That's totally Kewl, Congrats #JimInks. So are we all going to Jims house to celebrate? Somebody said something about a "top knot",I bet he's already getting a Kimono for a "Smoking Jacket".............
"To Be Or Not To Be",,, That's to hard,smoke now or later? BOTH !