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The Author

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:48 pm

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Really like the shape. Have never had one.

Author smokers, please weigh in.
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Re: The Author

Post by JimVH » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:54 pm

It's fat, heavy, and doesn't clench well, but it feels great in my paw. I've a Savenelli Venezia that smokes like a champ. I haven't smoked my '17 POY, yet.

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Re: The Author

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:56 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:54 pm
It's fat, heavy, and doesn't clench well. My Savenelli Venezia smokes like a champ. I haven't smoked my '17 POY, yet.
Even with a softy bit? The shape looks like it'd be a good truck driving pipe.
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Re: The Author

Post by wosbald » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:18 pm

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DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:56 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:54 pm
It's fat, heavy, and doesn't clench well. My Savenelli Venezia smokes like a champ. I haven't smoked my '17 POY, yet.
Even with a softy bit? The shape looks like it'd be a good truck driving pipe.
They're pretty heavy.

IMO, a much better Savinelli clencher with almost exactly the same chamber configuration is the bent, oval-shank, squat dublin (316 KS).

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Re: The Author

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm

I have several that I smoke often and also some similar shapes. Except for variations on the Billiard, bent and straight (including Canadians, Lumbermen, Lovats and Liverpools) I probably have more author-like pipes than any other kind. I love ‘em.

The Savinelli 320 family you posted pictures of come in a wide range of sizes, all with the same “look,” even though the proportions change a little going from the smaller 321 up to the really big (and heavy) 320EX.

BriarWorks makes a beautiful author, although I think it’s a proprietary shape without a traditional name.

The Tinsky bent ball pipes are not authors, but they have the same wonderful hand-filling feel and a similar appearance.

The Stanwell 109 is sometimes described in listings as an author.

And the diplomat variation with an oval stem is pretty nice looking, too.

The smaller authors and author-like pipes clench just fine because they are short, but the larger ones like the Savinelli 320 KS and EX might be a little nose heavy. If you want a Savinelli from the 320 family to clench, you might look at the 321 pipes. I’m no expert on their clenchibility, though, I mostly hold my pipes in my hand when smoking.

I’ll look through my photos and try to get a picture or two uploaded.
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Re: The Author

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:48 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm
I have several that I smoke often and also some similar shapes. Except for variations on the Billiard, bent and straight (including Canadians, Lumbermen, Lovats and Liverpools) I probably have more author-like pipes than any other kind. I love ‘em.

The Savinelli 320 family you posted pictures of come in a wide range of sizes, all with the same “look,” even though the proportions change a little going from the smaller 321 up to the really big (and heavy) 320EX.

BriarWorks makes a beautiful author, although I think it’s a proprietary shape without a traditional name.

The Tinsky bent ball pipes are not authors, but they have the same wonderful hand-filling feel and a similar appearance.

The Stanwell 109 is sometimes described in listings as an author.

And the diplomat variation with an oval stem is pretty nice looking, too.

The smaller authors and author-like pipes clench just fine because they are short, but the larger ones like the Savinelli 320 KS and EX might be a little nose heavy. If you want a Savinelli from the 320 family to clench, you might look at the 321 pipes. I’m no expert on their clenchibility, though, I mostly hold my pipes in my hand when smoking.

I’ll look through my photos and try to get a picture or two uploaded.
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Re: The Author

Post by wosbald » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:06 pm

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durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:40 pm
The Savinelli 320 family you posted pictures of come in a wide range of sizes, all with the same “look,” even though the proportions change a little going from the smaller 321 …
I didn't even know they started making a 321. Cool beans.

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Re: The Author

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 pm

Okay, DL - these popped up pretty quickly.

Savinelli 320KS Extra:

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Savinelli 320EX Tundra:

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Wm Wales diplomat:

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Stanwell 109 Sterling:

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Briarworks Bullmoose (very author like!):

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Mark Tinsky bent ball (same hand-filling kind of pipe):

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Re: The Author

Post by Goose55 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:34 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Okay, DL - these popped up pretty quickly.

Savinelli 320KS Extra:

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Savinelli 320EX Tundra:

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Wm Wales diplomat:

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Stanwell 109 Sterling:

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Briarworks Bullmoose (very author like!):

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Mark Tinsky bent ball (same hand-filling kind of pipe):

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Re: The Author

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:52 pm

Oh yeah. That Tinsky is more Pete 999 than anything.

Hey. We need a rent a pipe. Or a pipe pass.

Each pipe will make it back to the original owner. Clean yer stem as you like.

Is this the dumbest idea ever or is it flippin brilliant?
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Re: The Author

Post by Steverino » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:04 pm

I recently sold one like the one in your first picture. I love the author shape but it seems like they just don't hold enough tobacco for me. I have several others, all Grabows if memory serves, and will keep maybe one or two of them and get rid of the rest.

Oh, and if you do the pipe pass, I'll be glad to put one of those in the box.
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Re: The Author

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:05 pm

I have a BBB Author that I got from Mr Piprtson...it is not as beefy as others...but it is a great smoker
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Re: The Author

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:09 pm

Here’s the BriarWorks author (photo from their website):

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Re: The Author

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:12 pm

Steverino wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:04 pm
I recently sold one like the one in your first picture. I love the author shape but it seems like they just don't hold enough tobacco for me. I have several others, all Grabows if memory serves, and will keep maybe one or two of them and get rid of the rest.

Oh, and if you do the pipe pass, I'll be glad to put one of those in the box.
Regarding a pipe pass, I’m torn.
I’ve been cleaning up and saving pipes to send to Chaps for his GIs when he’s ready for them.
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Re: The Author

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:32 pm

Savinelli 321 Tre (Smokingpipes Photos - nice pipe, no filter, very affordable, but I’m still being good :pipe: ):

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Re: The Author

Post by SlowToke » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:41 am

The shank on the 321 is too long. It throws the proportions off. It would look better if it was the same overall length with the shank shorter and the stem longer, IMHO.

I wouldn't imagine the author shape is a great clencher. It's more of a relax in a chair and hold in your hand kinda pipe. All the authors I've ever held are beefy and heavy for their relatively small size.
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Re: The Author

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 am

SlowToke knows.

Three of the most beautiful authors ever made (pipemaker’s photos):

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Re: The Author

Post by UncleBob » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:59 am

Here's an author shape:
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Those Savinelli pipes are hockey pucks with stems.
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Re: The Author

Post by JudgeRusty » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:25 am

What kind of person could write or type with something like that clinched in his/her mouth?
Perhaps dictaphone?
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Re: The Author

Post by wosbald » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:27 am

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