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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm

Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

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I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
I am also of the opinion that the Jesuits should be suppressed.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

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I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
This one is listed as an unsmoked estate at Smokingpipes.
Did you smoke yours?
Why did you part with it?
. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:25 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

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I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
This one is listed as an unsmoked estate at Smokingpipes.
Did you smoke yours?
Why did you part with it?
Well, then that isn't mine. 2005ish.
I am also of the opinion that the Jesuits should be suppressed.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by Cleon » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

Image
I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
This one is listed as an unsmoked estate at Smokingpipes.
Did you smoke yours?
Why did you part with it?
He obviously has a thing against Bangs and Beckers.
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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am

Cleon wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

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I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
This one is listed as an unsmoked estate at Smokingpipes.
Did you smoke yours?
Why did you part with it?
He obviously has a thing against Bangs and Beckers.
Not at all! I find I’m just not suited to the more ostentatious pipes. I love the concept, but feel like I’m wearing jewelry. Personal foible.

I’ll smoke an old Dunhill, comoys, or kaywoodie all day long. You can’t tell the quality difference unless you look at the white spot/stem logo because the shapes remain fairly ordinary.

Also, I beat the heck out of pipes. Best not to do that with a car payment, you know?
I am also of the opinion that the Jesuits should be suppressed.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am
Cleon wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

Image
I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
This one is listed as an unsmoked estate at Smokingpipes.
Did you smoke yours?
Why did you part with it?
He obviously has a thing against Bangs and Beckers.
Not at all! I find I’m just not suited to the more ostentatious pipes. I love the concept, but feel like I’m wearing jewelry. Personal foible.

I’ll smoke an old Dunhill, comoys, or kaywoodie all day long. You can’t tell the quality difference unless you look at the white spot/stem logo because the shapes remain fairly ordinary.

Also, I beat the heck out of pipes. Best not to do that with a car payment, you know?
As far as pipes I actually own and smoke, I tend to agree with you hugo; except, I do tend to pamper my pipes.

This Paolo Becker is offered as an unsmoked estate pipe at $560.
No way I would buy it (now if I were to come across one for $150 my wife and I might have a talk).

Most of my “expensive” pipes are pipes I somehow managed to stumble into for far less than their going price, and the “artisan” pipes I’ve bought have almost always been by pipemakers I consider wonderful craftsman who are for reasons unknown grossly undervalued by the market. (My fondness for Tinskys is well known here.)

But this is the Pipes of Man’s Desiring thread.
We’re dreaming here. Drooling. Allowing ourselves the fantasy of no constraints.

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a Becker for?

I admire it in the same way I admire a Krieghoff or a David McKay Brown - or a Van Gogh for that matter.
I shoot a Browning and hunt with a CZ. Hang art mostly by friends.

No need to actually own the things we admire but cannot afford, and there’s certainly no sense of loss for that.

As far as Beckers go, I admire the family that has made them and it’s history as much as the pipes themselves.


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The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:27 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am
Cleon wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:31 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:22 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Paolo Becker Sandblasted Pear with Cumberland stem.

Image
I think I used to own that, or he made more than one.
This one is listed as an unsmoked estate at Smokingpipes.
Did you smoke yours?
Why did you part with it?
He obviously has a thing against Bangs and Beckers.
Not at all! I find I’m just not suited to the more ostentatious pipes. I love the concept, but feel like I’m wearing jewelry. Personal foible.

I’ll smoke an old Dunhill, comoys, or kaywoodie all day long. You can’t tell the quality difference unless you look at the white spot/stem logo because the shapes remain fairly ordinary.

Also, I beat the heck out of pipes. Best not to do that with a car payment, you know?
As far as pipes I actually own and smoke, I tend to agree with you hugo; except, I do tend to pamper my pipes.

This Paolo Becker is offered as an unsmoked estate pipe at $560.
No way I would buy it (now if I were to come across one for $150 my wife and I might have a talk).

Most of my “expensive” pipes are pipes I somehow managed to stumble into for far less than their going price, and the “artisan” pipes I’ve bought have almost always been by pipemakers I consider wonderful craftsman who are for reasons unknown grossly undervalued by the market. (My fondness for Tinskys is well known here.)

But this is the Pipes of Man’s Desiring thread.
We’re dreaming here. Drooling. Allowing ourselves the fantasy of no constraints.

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a Becker for?

I admire it in the same way I admire a Krieghoff or a David McKay Brown - or a Van Gogh for that matter.
I shoot a Browning and hunt with a CZ. Hang art mostly by friends.

No need to actually own the things we admire but cannot afford, and there’s certainly no sense of loss for that.

As far as Beckers go, I admire the family that has made them and it’s history as much as the pipes themselves.


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Don’t feel the need to justify yourself to me, sir. Tastes are simply tastes...I owned a handful of high grades and sold them because they weren’t my style. I could care less if someone else buys and smokes them. As a matter of fact, I sold them because I thought others would get more joy from them than I was. I wish you a closet full of Beckers and an ocean of Teout Stream and Presbyterian Mixture.

The odd thing I wish I could share with people, having been on both sides of the economic spectrum, is that I’ve found it’s often better for me to have the dream than the reality. With the exception of shoes and shotguns, I haven’t really experienced the happiness I was sold. I might be a Philistine.

But please don’t think I fault you for lusting after a Becker. I covet an Amber-stemmed Peterson with the same fervor.
I am also of the opinion that the Jesuits should be suppressed.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:18 pm

Interesting stem, but, is it one of those 6mm filter ones Jim?
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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:17 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Interesting stem, but, is it one of those 6mm filter ones Jim?
It is. I usually avoid those because they tend to look a little chunky, but this one really suits me.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by Unkinjoe » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 pm

I recently ordered a small bend bulldog from Moon Valley pipe works, I'm DESIRING it to hurry up and come in the mail.

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Re: The Pipe of Man's Desiring

Post by Adam Z » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:59 pm

I made the mistake (?) of perusing SmokingPipes a few minutes ago. I went there to peruse the availability of some Rattray's blends, and add myself to the in-stock notification list. Somehow I ended up looking at this Neerup bent bulldog, which I do not need, but WANT very badly. Sadly, I just spent $189 at Lowes today on stuff to start fixing up my condo so we can put it on the market soon :-/



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