What's your favorite pipe for < $100

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What's your favorite pipe for < $100

Post by michigander » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:13 am

I'm feeling a case of PAD coming on and looking for suggestions.

What is your favorite pipe for less than $100. I'm thinking straight, but undecided.

I already have a Peterson Billiard 106 Aran:

http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/p ... t_id=35390

and a Bjarne Viking Denver Bulldog (can't find it online right now).

Any suggestions to add to my collection?

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Post by MacGuru » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:15 am

Overall, I've had very good luck with Bjarne's Viking series, and want to try out Tsuge's Triangle series.
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Post by SonicBrewmeister » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:56 am

Boswell's Pipes (www.boswellpipes.com)
Jirsa (see www.iwanries.com)
Peterson
Savinelli
Stanwell
H.I.S.
Nording
Bjarne

I've heard good things about:

Kaywoodie
Jobey
Brebbia
Rattrays

All at www.cupojoes.com.

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Post by Dlibbon » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:39 am

Last year i was in the market for a good pipe to travel with, hence it probably should be in the under $100 category. Found a great Randy Wiley at smokingpipes.com in that range also I'm a fan of Boswell's stuff. Happy hunting

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Post by GrabowGuy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:00 am


Butz-Choquin, Sasieni, Savinelli Roma, Long John, or Natural, Velani Nova, upper end Kaywoodie, Dr. Grabow, No-name Savinelli's, many no-name { Quality } Italian pipes $30.00-$50.00
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Post by parson » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:50 am

I've never been disappointed in Stanwell or Savinelli. They're a great value for the money and it's pretty easy to find them under $100. I've also been told Design Berlin's factory made pipes are great smokes. I saw some yesterday at Just for Him and they were just under $60.

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Post by ryland » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:56 am

My picks are Peterson or Savinelli.
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Post by Del » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:13 am

:lol: YEAH COBS! :lol:

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Post by GrabowGuy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:29 am

Del wrote::lol: YEAH COBS! :lol:
Hey Zed, looks like someone is moving in on your turf!
You have some compitition now, this is gonna get good fellas.
Lets watch it unravel.
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Post by isaac » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:41 am

I'd go with either a Stanwell or a Tsuge. Smokingpipes.com has great deals on Tsuge's right now... smooths for around $60 or so...

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Post by SlowToke » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:01 am

My top pick would be a Peterson System pipe followed by a Stanwell. I've had real good luck with both. You can also pick up a Nording freehand for under $100.

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Post by Steverino » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:03 am

New era Kaywoodies are supposed to be real good, check www.grayfoxonline.com for a good variety. I've recently gotten a couple of Stanwell Varios and am enjoying those quite a bit.

There are a lot of very good estate pipes to be had under $100.
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Post by Dug » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:43 am

If someone handed me $100 for pipes, I'd probably get one (or two) of these:

http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dp ... =stazebb03
http://store.pipesandcigars.com/stgodapiruap.html
http://store.pipesandcigars.com/bjviclskbrpi3.html
http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dp ... =stazebb03
http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/tsuge/index.cfm

I'm a satisfied customer of the Boswells, and it's very nice to have a custom, handmade pipe at that price. That being said, as I've grown to be more of a "tooth clenching" (as distinct from a "hand holding") smoker, I've found the size and weight of Boswell pipes to be a bit much.

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Post by colton » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:36 am

I have the two Petes shown below (sans silver band in the second) and they're great—well-made, unpretentious workhorses. I'd suggest the rusticated one in particular (I think the little band is such a nice touch).

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Post by michigander » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:57 pm

Del wrote::lol: YEAH COBS! :lol:
OK, supposing I was interested in a cob pipe, any suggestions on where to get one? Will any old cob be good, or are there different grades of cobs?

I'm guessing I could get quite a few cobs for $100 :lol:

By the way, who is the Cob King? Is it Zed, or Del?

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Post by Jared » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:07 pm

I honestly don't know how to answer this considering that all of my pipes are under a hundred. now if you go by sheer numbers of pipes as being a favorite there's always the steadfast Dr. Graybow. now for sheer bowl size there are the two that I got from johnboy. most unique would probably be the meerschaum that I picked up in a smoke shop for $20.
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Post by Dug » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:18 pm

Jared wrote:most unique would probably be the meerschaum that I picked up in a smoke shop for $20.
I think Twenty Dollar Meerschaum would be a great band name.

In terms of corcobs, you should have a look at the good ol' Missouri Meerschaum site: http://www.corncobpipe.com/

And in terms of who gets the Cob King sash, I have no idea. I'm just hoping that it doesn't involve evening gown and swimsuit competitions.

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Post by UncleBob » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:04 pm

Steverino wrote:New era Kaywoodies are supposed to be real good, check www.grayfoxonline.com for a good variety. I've recently gotten a couple of Stanwell Varios and am enjoying those quite a bit.

There are a lot of very good estate pipes to be had under $100.
As much as it pains me to admit, I would check out these pipes:

http://grayfoxonline.com/kayshellcraft.html

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Post by CaptainBlack » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:05 pm

I have a Kaywoodie that I really enjoy!

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