Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

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Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:23 am

I like Kaywoodie pipes. They're classic American pipes from a time when America wasn't afraid to be classy. I see fewer and fewer of them for sale, to say nothing of their obviously diminishing quality over the years. Is the Kaywoodie brand defunct? I'm sure that I could go and find out, but I am sure that one of you already know.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by Fainn » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:43 am

Not sure what's going on, but they still do special events ad trunk shows in NYC.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by A_Morley » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am

Alright, so they, and by they I suppose I mean S. M. Frank, are still around, but they're just not as visible anymore?
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Re: Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:44 am

My theory is that S.M. Frank took a down market brand and moved it up market. Uncle Bob of Blessed Memory loves them and says it's the best value on the market. But people used to spending 20 bucks don't want to spend 200.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by A_Morley » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:16 pm

That West Virginia smoke shop online that you turned me onto has several Kaywoodies for sale, though they seem virtually unique as far as online pipe and tobacco purveyors. I'd love to be proven wrong, though.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by Fainn » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:32 pm

I posted this question on Facebook in a Kaywoodie group. That was last week and I still haven't gotten a response.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me what is happening with Kaywoodie?

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:32 pm

Are there any updates?
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