What's your White Whale pipe?

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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by rgcurrey » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:50 pm

Old thread but having read through it before I knew I had to post here after the pipe I saw today. It is a wee bit modern for me but she just sings to me, a Silver Gray Smooth Canoe. Out of my range by quite a bit, but wow . . .

https://silvergraypipes.com/product-category/pipes/
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:35 pm


Archer wrote:I have always been on the search for a Dry Smoke nylon


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I have another display card like this with the screw on briar wood bowls
I think my cousin may have one. Top right?

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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by durangopipe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm

Decades ago, in the Texas panhandle, my first double on a bobwhite covey rise over a setter I’d trained. My best friend, Jack Unruh, there to share it. What a worthy white whale that was!

I remember well the years when my white whale became a steelhead over #20 on a fly, the drive to do it and the incredible feeling when finally it happened back in the early 90s on the Babine, shared with Tom Knopick.

Regarding pipes, a nice Teipen.
Then, more recently, a blasted Rad Davis. Both white whales, now landed. Both shared here.

I didn’t know enough to know I was chasing a ~30 year old tin of Presbyterian Mixture until one found me last week.

Not chasing any more white whales, thank goodness.
Content, all of a sudden, just to enjoy the view.
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by JimVH » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm
Decades ago, in the Texas panhandle, my first double on a bobwhite covey rise over a setter I’d trained. My best friend, Jack Unruh, there to share it. What a worthy white whale that was!

I remember well the years when my white whale became a steelhead over #20 on a fly, the drive to do it and the incredible feeling when finally it happened back in the early 90s on the Babine, shared with Tom Knopick.

Regarding pipes, a nice Teipen.
Then, more recently, a blasted Rad Davis. Both white whales, now landed. Both shared here.

I didn’t know enough to know I was chasing a ~30 year old tin of Presbyterian Mixture until one found me last week.

Not chasing any more white whales, thank goodness.
Content, all of a sudden, just to enjoy the view.
So eloquent...



I still haven't found my nekked pipe.

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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:56 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm
Decades ago, in the Texas panhandle, my first double on a bobwhite covey rise over a setter I’d trained. My best friend, Jack Unruh, there to share it. What a worthy white whale that was!

I remember well the years when my white whale became a steelhead over #20 on a fly, the drive to do it and the incredible feeling when finally it happened back in the early 90s on the Babine, shared with Tom Knopick.

Regarding pipes, a nice Teipen.
Then, more recently, a blasted Rad Davis. Both white whales, now landed. Both shared here.

I didn’t know enough to know I was chasing a ~30 year old tin of Presbyterian Mixture until one found me last week.

Not chasing any more white whales, thank goodness.
Content, all of a sudden, just to enjoy the view.
A man without a white whale is a man stagnating. Doesn't have to be an object by any means, but I hope you're still whaling.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by Cleon » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:28 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm
Decades ago, in the Texas panhandle, my first double on a bobwhite covey rise over a setter I’d trained. My best friend, Jack Unruh, there to share it. What a worthy white whale that was!

I remember well the years when my white whale became a steelhead over #20 on a fly, the drive to do it and the incredible feeling when finally it happened back in the early 90s on the Babine, shared with Tom Knopick.

Regarding pipes, a nice Teipen.
Then, more recently, a blasted Rad Davis. Both white whales, now landed. Both shared here.

I didn’t know enough to know I was chasing a ~30 year old tin of Presbyterian Mixture until one found me last week.

Not chasing any more white whales, thank goodness.
Content, all of a sudden, just to enjoy the view.
So eloquent...



I still haven't found my nekked pipe.
Refresh my memory, please. You want a carved meer, correct?

Nevermind. I see it. Seventh post in the thread.
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by ryland » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:38 pm

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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:13 pm

ryland wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:38 pm
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/ ... _id=238089

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I'd also like an 81' Dunhill.
I want a 78 Dunhill, even though they’re apparently demonstrably the worst ever made. But I’m lucky to have a 50 Dunhill, my fathers birth year, that bounced through Korea with my grandfather. Taint valuable, but is beyond price to me.
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:42 pm

Archer wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 10:25 am
I have always been on the search for a Dry Smoke nylon


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I have another display card like this with the screw on briar wood bowls
Does anybody have contact with Archer outside of here? My cousin is an antique picker and has a DuPont Drysmoke. Would hate for him to miss his White Whale!
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by Joshoowah » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:40 am

I meant to mention way back when that I obtained my White Whale, a pre-Republic Peterson 999 (thanks to I-D). I'm not sure what I would consider my White Whale now.
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by Joshoowah » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:37 pm

I, also, forgot to post a picture of said White Whale acquisition. I polished up the silver from its former tarnished state, but I left the briar as is because the engravings are already might faded.
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by SlowToke » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 am

I’ve always wanted an Eltang poker.
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by tim_witten » Tue May 01, 2018 8:52 pm

I have one Pease/Di Piazzia Ruebens Rhodesian from each series; same finish.

I’m always looking for another.

This guy has a bunch: http://pipeschool.blogspot.com/2011/12/ ... s.html?m=1


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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by rgcurrey » Thu May 03, 2018 1:50 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 am
I’ve always wanted an Eltang poker.

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/esta ... _id=275057
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Re: What's your White Whale pipe?

Post by SlowToke » Wed May 09, 2018 7:31 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:50 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 am
I’ve always wanted an Eltang poker.

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/esta ... _id=275057
My computer has been out of commission so by the time I read this post the pipe had sold. Bummer.
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