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  1. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    So, today I popped a cherry tin of War Horse Ready Cut (Burley, Kentucky, Perique & Virginia - no Cherry!) and am enjoying it in one of my hItherto unsmoked Erik Nording freehand pipes . Hopefully that will assuage the “night terrors” that might have been brought on in some of the veteran...
  2. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    Hi, Paul! Don’t take this thread too seriously. I don’t know if it’s the same for you but here in the states, Cherry is a synonym for virgin, so if you read the thread title and follow the question through with the first entry, it’s a play on words. So, whaddya think? Do I need to find a...
  3. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    War Horse? Bar, Ready Cut or Green? I just popped a tin of the Ready Cut, which is a blend of Burley, Kentucky, Perique and Virginia and found it quite satisfying. I’ll probably try the other two eventually, but chose this one first, since I’ve been enjoying the Perique blends.
  4. gatorlope

    Pipe Widows

    Congrats on the sobriety! We all have our vices, but it’s no good when you endanger yourself and others. Welcome to piping and I hope you find the satisfaction and enjoyment that I have.
  5. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    Yeah, unused, definitely! Cherry tobacco for a virgin pipe! It just seemed appropriate! 🙃
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    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    I do have an American Indian pipe made of antler that has a heavy cake and a very mellowing effect when I smoke tobacco in it, so I would call that a friendly ghost! I just can’t say what the former owners might have smoked in it or if it was even tobacco!puffy🙃
  7. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    I do have some “Bootlegger” tobacco and they have since changed the name to “Drunken Cherry”, which might be of some help when accosting a virgin pipe... hahau:eek::LOL::oops::ROFLMAO:rotf
  8. gatorlope

    Our Very Own Rep at Lviv World Cup for Slow Pipe Smoking

    Very cool! I like it that they have a pipemaker to sponsor the competition and provide a standard pipe to make it a fair competition.
  9. gatorlope

    Baofa Butane Pipe Lighter. Worth the Investment?

    I’ve got about a dozen Clipper lighters scattered around the house. Very convenient, refillable and just the right diameter if I want to use the base to tamp my tobacco before I light it.
  10. gatorlope

    What does your Scene look like?

    The door to my backyard shed. Some of the ferns are taller than me! (6’+)
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    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    ..., should I be using Cherry tobacco? hahaupuffynanarotf
  12. gatorlope

    Handmade by Erik Nording?

    Sounds good! I just bought a lot of five unused Nording free hands off eBay and they’re just as pretty as they were in the picture! Two are signed and stamped “handmade by Erik Nording” and I was wondering whether I should keep them in the pristine condition that they are in, but given the...
  13. gatorlope

    is this pipe worth buying..

    I wouldn’t touch it, but then, I like freehands and to me this looks like a clone of a clone of a traditional style. Virtually all my briars are estate pipes, mostly because I won’t spend good money on a pipe that looks like any other pipe.
  14. gatorlope

    Pipe smoking study, it doesn't look good.

    It does the same thing for the first four letters in “Sherlock”, provided they’re all in lower case. Have fun with it if you can! Sherlock, potato masher, hardball basher etc.
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    Pipe smoking study, it doesn't look good.

    I agree about stress! I’ve been an occasional smoker for the last 50 years (a few times a year & considered myself a non smoker for all practical purposes) Three times I’ve been at the bedside of someone who died of cancer- a close friend, my mother in law and my first wife and only one of the...