Escudo Navy Deluxe is an old classic pipe tobacco that has been around for decades. It is a Virginia/Perique spun cut tobacco that comes in coins that can be either folded and stuffed into your pipe or you can rub the tobacco out. This tobacco was produced by the Cope brothers from 1870 to 1936, at which point they were bought by Gallaher. Gallaher produced Escudo until 1994. A & C Petersen began production in 1997, and now the Scandinavian Tobacco Group is at the helm with the original presses. It is a medium to strong tobacco and one of the best tobaccos being produced today.