Clay pipes

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Re: Clay pipes

Post by Winton » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:24 pm

A_Morley, you commented on Old Dominion's website recently. I have two of his clay pipes now and enjoy them. I recommend them to you, if you would like to try a clay.

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Re: Clay pipes

Post by A_Morley » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:31 am

I've smoked many, many clay pipes and I like them, generally, but not all clays are equal.
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Re: Clay pipes

Post by philofumo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:31 am

What are some "good" clays to look for?

I am somewhat interested.

Historical names like Pollock maybe?

What about this guy?
I like the looks of his Pakuranga Toastie:


Anything to be wary of if shopping on the auction site for an older clay?

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Re: Clay pipes

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm

John-Boy wrote:
Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:04 am
Who's tried smoking clay pipes? Am I missing anything?

So, did you ever get a clay?
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Re: Clay pipes

Post by tuttle » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:23 am

A_Morley wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:17 pm
I am intrigued by the Old German brand clay pipes that P&C have been selling for a while now. Given that not all clay pipes are created equal, I am wary of any untested brands. There are those clay pipes some produce that seemed to be made of plaster. These were inferior and infuriating, much like Hovannes.
I've seen those ads as well and have been tempted to try them. Are the "these" you refer to the Old German brand or plaster pipes in general?
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Re: Clay pipes

Post by dennisthemenace » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:33 am

I have three; a Colonial clay from Sanctuary Traders, a tavern pipe from Williamsburg Pottery, and a #12 Peterson System. The Peterson is by far my favorite; though all smoke well, it has the thickest walls that don't get too hot to touch, and the vulcanite mouthpiece is great.
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