What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:25 pm

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Comoy is missing from your list
as is Wessex
Yup...great pipes
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Post by AnungUnRama » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:13 pm

4 digit Kaywoodies. I used to have quite a few. The briar is great. The stinger attachments are interesting. Grab a Kaywoodie Carburetor if you can find it. I never found a cooler smoking pipe. They are a bit of a pain to clean though.

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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:48 pm

Xring04 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:29 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Comoy is missing from your list
as is Wessex
I saw that Wessex has both French and Italian made pipes, any preference?
Nope. I've only had a few Wessex pipes. Liked them all. Didn't notice country of manufacturing. They were all sandblasted and all smoked well. And they all made excellent gifts!

Oh. Check out Ropp. The good ones. Not the rustic, quasi-sasquatch cherrywoods of dumbassery.

Good Estate Ropps might have a horn stem.
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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 pm

The price of new Wessex pipes is astounding. Most of what I carry these days, in fact. Solid yeoman pipes. Well-drilled, well-finished and spectacularly affordable.
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 pm
The price of new Wessex pipes is astounding. Most of what I carry these days, in fact. Solid yeoman pipes. Well-drilled, well-finished and spectacularly affordable.
Yeah? I haven't looked in a while it's true. marscigars used to have good priced Wessex pipes.
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:28 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 pm
The price of new Wessex pipes is astounding. Most of what I carry these days, in fact. Solid yeoman pipes. Well-drilled, well-finished and spectacularly affordable.
Yeah? I haven't looked in a while it's true. marscigars used to have good priced Wessex pipes.
I am now in google search land for yeoman pipes.

Thank you.
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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:28 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 pm
The price of new Wessex pipes is astounding. Most of what I carry these days, in fact. Solid yeoman pipes. Well-drilled, well-finished and spectacularly affordable.
Yeah? I haven't looked in a while it's true. marscigars used to have good priced Wessex pipes.
I am now in google search land for yeoman pipes.

Thank you.
Several Pipe Purchasing Sites on the Intwebs wrote:Your search for "yeoman" returned 0 results.
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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:50 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:28 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 pm
The price of new Wessex pipes is astounding. Most of what I carry these days, in fact. Solid yeoman pipes. Well-drilled, well-finished and spectacularly affordable.
Yeah? I haven't looked in a while it's true. marscigars used to have good priced Wessex pipes.
I am now in google search land for yeoman pipes.

Thank you.
Several Pipe Purchasing Sites on the Intwebs wrote:Your search for "yeoman" returned 0 results.
OK, Pittsburgh.

What gives?
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Post by arank87 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:53 pm

The older Kaywoodies are great pipes for the price but beware the stinger. Some folks like them, I do not. If I smoked filterless pipes (which I do not) I would buy old Dunhill, Sasieni, Comoy, GBD,BBB, Parker...see the theme? British pipes are top notch. But I smoke 9mm filter pipes and I haven’t found estate filter pipes to be worth my time.
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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by mcommini » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:04 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:50 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:28 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:11 pm
The price of new Wessex pipes is astounding. Most of what I carry these days, in fact. Solid yeoman pipes. Well-drilled, well-finished and spectacularly affordable.
Yeah? I haven't looked in a while it's true. marscigars used to have good priced Wessex pipes.
I am now in google search land for yeoman pipes.

Thank you.
Several Pipe Purchasing Sites on the Intwebs wrote:Your search for "yeoman" returned 0 results.
OK, Pittsburgh.

What gives?
"Yeoman" = "Joe Jabroni, plain, not fancy, unadorned, not Dunhill, some might say bohemian, hardworking, able to shoot a bow and clip a fly's wings from 1000ft away."

Try Google searching "inexpensive, good smoking pipes". And if you're Coco, add "- corncob; - Missouri - Meerschsaum"
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:50 am

I blame the public schools.
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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:54 pm

This thread is not good for me...I have bids now on 3 pipes... :?
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Re: What should I be hunting for in estate pipes? Tell me about some good ole briar.

Post by Xring04 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:28 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:54 pm
This thread is not good for me...I have bids now on 3 pipes... :?

If it’s any consolation, this thread has been rough one me. I’ve bid and purchased 3. I also snagged a MM Christmas bundle.

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Post by Xring04 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:30 pm

I'm also the high bidder on a Nording Freehand,

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Post by Goose55 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:58 am

I am surprised by the number of straight or flame grained estates that may be found on eBay for a song. Though opinions vary, I really do feel that such pipes do smoke more dryly and sweetly.

“When selecting briar pipes, quality of wood and workmanship and the type of graining are the prime considerations. Pipes made of dense, straight grain wood … have a tendency to absorb moisture much more slowly, which means they will smoke more sweetly and need to be rested less often. The bird's–eye, or end grain at the bottom of the bowl of a straight grain pipe absorbs moisture more quickly than other grains. Yet, because of its position, it allows the moisture to drain away from the tobacco and the channel, thus keeping the smoke dry.” ~ Pg 128, Pipes & Tobaccos, by Carl Ehwa
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Post by hugodrax » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:09 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:58 am
I am surprised by the number of straight or flame grained estates that may be found on eBay for a song. Though opinions vary, I really do feel that such pipes do smoke more dryly and sweetly.

“When selecting briar pipes, quality of wood and workmanship and the type of graining are the prime considerations. Pipes made of dense, straight grain wood … have a tendency to absorb moisture much more slowly, which means they will smoke more sweetly and need to be rested less often. The bird's–eye, or end grain at the bottom of the bowl of a straight grain pipe absorbs moisture more quickly than other grains. Yet, because of its position, it allows the moisture to drain away from the tobacco and the channel, thus keeping the smoke dry.” ~ Pg 128, Pipes & Tobaccos, by Carl Ehwa
You know, I've thought about this and I've decided there's common ground we can build on, Goose. :D

While I don't think the <grain> makes a pipe smoke better, I do think that a pipe carver lavishes infinitely more care on making a true straight grain pipe, thus, the chances of it smoking better are improved considerably.

Thus, we can agree that they often smoke better.

I'm still a sucker for plethora of birdseye, though.
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Post by AFRS » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:03 pm

Tardigrades. I expect Tobacco ash mites don't last long and Moose are way too big.


















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