Noticing French Pipes

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Noticing French Pipes

Post by Cleon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:26 am

I like old make British pipes. I will have to say though, that I've taken notice of some French made pipes recently. They fit my ideal of form and function. They tend to be small, elegantly and conservatively cut, light weight, and reasonably prices. I' usually think of Ropp with their vintage line, some even with horn stems.

Take a look at what you can get for $70:
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Then, today I stumble across P. Piazzolla Pipes. They range in price from $30 to $40 dollars. That's right, cheaper than a Grabow. A few look like they have p-lip style bits.

Take a look at what you can get for $35:
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Length: 5.52 in./140.21 mm.
Weight: 1.06 oz./29.94 g.
Bowl Height: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.

Or this one:
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Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
Weight: 0.70 oz./19.96 g.
Bowl Height: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
Chamber Depth: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm.
Outside Diameter: 1.14 in./28.96 mm.


Admittedly, I think I've been biased against anything French for a long time. I think it's time to get over that.
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Re: Noticing French Pipes

Post by joegoat » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 am

I think the only two French pipes I have are my Butz-Choquins. They both smoke very well.

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Re: Noticing French Pipes

Post by FredS » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:41 am

I noticed the Piazzollas on SP a week or two ago and wondered about them also. They certainly look nice from this end of the internet.
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Re: Noticing French Pipes

Post by hugodrax » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:25 pm

Don't take any notice. Forget the fact that St. Claude was the epicenter of briar pipes. Ignore the fact they invented them. Ignore the Mâitres Pipiers. Ignore the long and storied history of the brands. Ignore how many English brands were started by French emigrés. Ignore that the cut is often more traditional than English makers.

Look away. There's nothing to see here. Damme, I said look away. Move along.
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Re: Noticing French Pipes

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:33 pm

Yup...I can feel the prices already starting to go up...
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