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Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Goose55 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:09 pm

If you had to decide, what's you favorite pipe, and why?

Here. I'll go first. This Ben Wade estate Brandy has been my very favorite. I smoke it nearly every evening. It is very large (.9 inch chamber, 2 inches deep), and with 360 degree vertical grain. It never fails to smoke cool, dry, and sweet....

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Loads of birdseye grain all over the bottom of the bowl and shank
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More birdseye grain and stamped "A 1"
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by durangopipe » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Easy choice for me.
This one:

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My first pipe. A gift from my son.
A Comoy's Thames #409 saddle stem bent bulldog.

I love everything about it. The way it looks. The way it smokes. The many memories associated with it. But mostly, the fact that it was a gift from my son who introduced me to pipe smoking.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Rusty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:29 pm

Hmmm... favourite pipe. I have a bunch.

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What an insolent look. Can you make out the eyes and the frown? It will get fixed when the insolence ends. Every morning we stare at each other. It's been 30 years and a move now. It has become part of my life.

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The LHC! It's a circular pipe. That's the beam status display when they shut it down to upgrade it to 14 TeV. Gives me Goose bumps.

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It's art! You couldn't do this intentionally. Wow.

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These two. Blatter & Calich. I'm smoking the Blatter now. The bigger writeup is at the following.
Both are straight grains.

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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Fainn » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:01 pm

Torn actually. I have the first pipe I was able to legally purchase on my 18th birthday. A cheap basket with a military mount. Its in NC so no pics of it.
Then there's last year's POY. Its special because it was my first year here and someone was kind enough to sponsor me.
I also have a Comoy that my Secret Santa bought me. I have OCD so it took me about a month to figure out what I wanted to smoke in it. Wasn't planned, but turns out I smoked the first bowl that we found out Mrs. Fainn was pregnant. Until the Fainnling is born, I've only smoke it when there is an ultrasound and plan on smoking it the day our son comes into the world. After that, I'll smoke it on a regular basis.
I have a pipe that belonged to my great uncle and is probably 80 years old or more. I need a stem though.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Rusty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:29 pm

Fainn wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:01 pm
Torn actually. I have the first pipe I was able to legally purchase on my 18th birthday. A cheap basket with a military mount. Its in NC so no pics of it.
Then there's last year's POY. Its special because it was my first year here and someone was kind enough to sponsor me.
I also have a Comoy that my Secret Santa bought me. I have OCD so it took me about a month to figure out what I wanted to smoke in it. Wasn't planned, but turns out I smoked the first bowl that we found out Mrs. Fainn was pregnant. Until the Fainnling is born, I've only smoke it when there is an ultrasound and plan on smoking it the day our son comes into the world. After that, I'll smoke it on a regular basis.
I have a pipe that belonged to my great uncle and is probably 80 years old or more. I need a stem though.
OK we'll let the pics go on the first. Your ex probably chewed it up with a garnish of nails.
But you need to post pics for the rest... Surely this is obvious? BTW Are you still in the doghouse?
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Fainn » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:32 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Fainn wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:01 pm
Torn actually. I have the first pipe I was able to legally purchase on my 18th birthday. A cheap basket with a military mount. Its in NC so no pics of it.
Then there's last year's POY. Its special because it was my first year here and someone was kind enough to sponsor me.
I also have a Comoy that my Secret Santa bought me. I have OCD so it took me about a month to figure out what I wanted to smoke in it. Wasn't planned, but turns out I smoked the first bowl that we found out Mrs. Fainn was pregnant. Until the Fainnling is born, I've only smoke it when there is an ultrasound and plan on smoking it the day our son comes into the world. After that, I'll smoke it on a regular basis.
I have a pipe that belonged to my great uncle and is probably 80 years old or more. I need a stem though.
OK we'll let the pics go on the first. Your ex probably chewed it up with a garnish of nails.
But you need to post pics for the rest... Surely this is obvious? BTW Are you still in the doghouse?
I actually still have the first pipe. Its at mom's. I'll post the rest.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:40 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:09 pm
If you had to decide, what's you favorite pipe, and why?

Here. I'll go first. This Ben Wade estate Brandy has been my very favorite. I smoke it nearly every evening. It is very large (.9 inch chamber, 2 inches deep), and with 360 degree vertical grain. It never fails to smoke cool, dry, and sweet....

Image

Loads of birdseye grain all over the bottom of the bowl and shank
Image

More birdseye grain and stamped "A 1"
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I've never seen that pipe before, Goose. Is it new?

I've spent a lot of time thinking about this. I don't really think I have a favorite pipe so much as I have favorite smokes. Sometimes the pipe, tobacco, and mood come together for a great experience. But for me, that's not always the same case: the same combination might not evoke the same experience.

Aesthetically speaking, my two favorite pipes are mirror twin HL Straight grains in a fitted case. Gentlemanly pipes without silver bands.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Fainn » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Top pipe is POY. The middle pipe is the Comoy. Bottom pipe is the one that's 80 some years old. Image
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Rusty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:12 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:40 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:09 pm
If you had to decide, what's you favorite pipe, and why?

Here. I'll go first. This Ben Wade estate Brandy has been my very favorite. I smoke it nearly every evening. It is very large (.9 inch chamber, 2 inches deep), and with 360 degree vertical grain. It never fails to smoke cool, dry, and sweet....

Image

Loads of birdseye grain all over the bottom of the bowl and shank
Image

More birdseye grain and stamped "A 1"
Image
I've never seen that pipe before, Goose. Is it new?

I've spent a lot of time thinking about this. I don't really think I have a favorite pipe so much as I have favorite smokes. Sometimes the pipe, tobacco, and mood come together for a great experience. But for me, that's not always the same case: the same combination might not evoke the same experience.

Aesthetically speaking, my two favorite pipes are mirror twin HL Straight grains in a fitted case. Gentlemanly pipes without silver bands.
Sounds good... go make a few pictures of the twin HL straight grains in case, and out lounging about, and post them. What the hay... we're fanning the flames of PAD and rarer is better. Durango is a bit vulnerable and he's liable to start worshiping your pipes. Are they presentable?
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by durangopipe » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:28 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:12 pm
... we're fanning the flames of PAD and rarer is better. Durango is a bit vulnerable and he's liable to start worshiping your pipes. Are they presentable?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

A culture is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Rusty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:31 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:12 pm
... we're fanning the flames of PAD and rarer is better. Durango is a bit vulnerable and he's liable to start worshiping your pipes. Are they presentable?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

A culture is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by durangopipe » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:36 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:31 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:12 pm
... we're fanning the flames of PAD and rarer is better. Durango is a bit vulnerable and he's liable to start worshiping your pipes. Are they presentable?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

A culture is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens.
Oh c'mon. This is supposed to be a treat. hang on... [ring="mod-lord-drax"] ring ring [/ring]
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8JtnEUPvpus

Bring on the awesome pipes!
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 pm

It will take until tomorrow. Family Sunday dinner.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Rusty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:56 pm

hugodrax wrote:
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It will take until tomorrow. Family Sunday dinner.
Slow film, long exposure?
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:59 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:56 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 pm
It will take until tomorrow. Family Sunday dinner.
Slow film, long exposure?
Something like that. I have the Vigen and a Ropp with me right now and am 45 minutes away from the others. I promise to do so when able, Colonel
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Goose55 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:40 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:09 pm
If you had to decide, what's you favorite pipe, and why?

Here. I'll go first. This Ben Wade estate Brandy has been my very favorite. I smoke it nearly every evening. It is very large (.9 inch chamber, 2 inches deep), and with 360 degree vertical grain. It never fails to smoke cool, dry, and sweet....

Image

Loads of birdseye grain all over the bottom of the bowl and shank
Image

More birdseye grain and stamped "A 1"
Image
I've never seen that pipe before, Goose. Is it new?
No, it's an estate I picked up on Ebay a year ago. It looks different now because I waxed it.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:40 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:40 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:09 pm
If you had to decide, what's you favorite pipe, and why?

Here. I'll go first. This Ben Wade estate Brandy has been my very favorite. I smoke it nearly every evening. It is very large (.9 inch chamber, 2 inches deep), and with 360 degree vertical grain. It never fails to smoke cool, dry, and sweet....

Image

Loads of birdseye grain all over the bottom of the bowl and shank
Image

More birdseye grain and stamped "A 1"
Image
I've never seen that pipe before, Goose. Is it new?
No, it's an estate I picked up on Ebay a year ago. It looks different now because I waxed it.
So you're saying you have taken photos of it before and posted them on the forum? Possibly in multiple threads?
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:16 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Easy choice for me.
This one:

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...
Schweet.

My fav pipe fluctuates.
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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:16 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Easy choice for me.
This one:

Image

...
Schweet.

My fav pipe fluctuates.
DL Jake

Feel free to use that quote in your signature. Stanley76 » 22 Feb 2019 21:50

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Re: Your Favorite Pipe, & Why

Post by Jocose » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:24 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:40 am
Goose55 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:40 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:09 pm
If you had to decide, what's you favorite pipe, and why?

Here. I'll go first. This Ben Wade estate Brandy has been my very favorite. I smoke it nearly every evening. It is very large (.9 inch chamber, 2 inches deep), and with 360 degree vertical grain. It never fails to smoke cool, dry, and sweet....

Image

Loads of birdseye grain all over the bottom of the bowl and shank
Image

More birdseye grain and stamped "A 1"
Image
I've never seen that pipe before, Goose. Is it new?
No, it's an estate I picked up on Ebay a year ago. It looks different now because I waxed it.
So you're saying you have taken photos of it before and posted them on the forum? Possibly in multiple threads?
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