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Kaywoodies

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:33 pm
by John-Boy
Just got these two Kaywoodies off ebay. I noticed someone had used the same picture for three of their pipe listings. I asked what the deal was - they said "yeah, must have messed up the pictures." So I figured it would be fun to bid on a couple pipes without seeing them. They were kind of a mess when they arrived but seemed to clean up nice.

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:06 pm
by Zed
nice. :)

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:26 pm
by Munkey
I'll say those cleaned up nice!

Also, that G2 looks mighty fancy for plastic click pen. Did you do any high class mods to it or anything?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:14 am
by John-Boy
Munkey wrote:Also, that G2 looks mighty fancy for plastic click pen. Did you do any high class mods to it or anything?
Oh, you know. :wink:
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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:37 am
by isaac
The grain on the second one looks great!

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:08 am
by 4thmedbn
John-Boy wrote:
Munkey wrote:Also, that G2 looks mighty fancy for plastic click pen. Did you do any high class mods to it or anything?
Oh, you know. :wink:
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man JB.. that's delicious.

no but seriously, I tend to prefer bents to straights, but I really like these. Or at least the main one pictured. Looks like a good buy

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:31 pm
by Steverino
JB, those look great. I am a Kaywoodie fan for sure. Just got a never-smoked Signet pear shape, will post a picture soon. Now have 6 shapes in the Signet line. I like the look of these and they smoke well also.

Best,
Steverino

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:59 pm
by Kirk
Nice looking pipes. I love the one in the second photo. As a almost exclusive Kaywoodie smoker it does my heart wonders to see others enjoying these fine old pipes.

Great find.

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:19 pm
by Zed
most of my briars are kaywoodie. I am bit of a fan.

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:57 am
by UncleBob
Have you folks smoked any of the higher grade Kaywoodies?

-UB

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:16 pm
by John-Boy
UncleBob wrote:Have you folks smoked any of the higher grade Kaywoodies?

-UB
Not me.

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:19 pm
by Zed
UncleBob wrote:Have you folks smoked any of the higher grade Kaywoodies?

-UB
nope...the best I have is a 13b. it is meer lined. currently my best smoking pipe.

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:36 pm
by UncleBob
I have a small straight apple Kaywoodie Shamrock (I believe). It does smoke great but it is pricey. I have not smoked any vintage Kaywoodies to which I can compare it.

-UB

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:52 pm
by Steverino
UncleBob wrote:Have you folks smoked any of the higher grade Kaywoodies?

-UB
UB, are you talking about the newer ones or vintage stuff? I have a Conniseur which used to be one of the higher grades and it smokes real well. Don't have any of the newer stuff though.

Steve

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:38 pm
by UncleBob
Steverino wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Have you folks smoked any of the higher grade Kaywoodies?

-UB
UB, are you talking about the newer ones or vintage stuff? I have a Conniseur which used to be one of the higher grades and it smokes real well. Don't have any of the newer stuff though.

Steve
It is one of the newer lines...the pipe dates from 2004. Sweet collection btw!

-UB

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:22 pm
by Kirk
I have smoked/owned some new era higher grade Kaywoodies. In my honest and bias opinion they are the best pipe for your money on the market. Other then a few odd ducks all my future purchases will be mid to high grade Kaywoodies.

Kirk

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:28 pm
by dennisthemenace
I've got a Kaywoodie All-Briar squat bulldog from the mid fifties with a replacement mouthpiece (no stinger). A great smoker.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:03 am
by A_Morley
Those are nice, There have been so many fine Kaywoodies posted lately. I had forgotten just how much I liked Kaywoodie pipes.

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:29 am
by Chip
I do not own any Kaywoodies... but I'm intrigued by the this thread and the comments of those collectors... I have a question though... what exactly is a "stinger"?

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:59 am
by Steverino
Chip wrote:I do not own any Kaywoodies... but I'm intrigued by the this thread and the comments of those collectors... I have a question though... what exactly is a "stinger"?
Chip, the stinger is just a little piece of metal attached to the inside end of the stem. The idea of it was to cool the smoke, trap some tar and keep any moisture from within the pipe from making it to your mouth, hence the Kaywoodie "Drinkless" designation. They come in several different varieties, mainly three-hole and four-hole, with four-hole being the most sought after as it is older. Go to the following link and you can see a pretty good example of a Kaywoodie stinger. Be sure to scroll down to the sixth picture in the "click to enlarge" series.

Best,
Steve

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kaywoodie-Fine-Line ... dZViewItem