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nitemair13

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May 24, 2018
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Like with everything else, be it cars to clothes, there are some people who just go for a certain brand name. My grandfather was a well known Ford only man for instance. I've seen certain people mention brand name pipes or certain artist pipes. Was just curious is it a big deal in the pipe world or not.
The only "brand" I can say that I know well and prefer is Missouri Meerschaum

I like their history and I guess it's a southern country boy thing to be drawn to corncob pipes haha

 

bassbug

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Dec 29, 2016
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I could care less about the brand name as long it looks like a Peterson bent system pipe :)

 

irishearl

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Aug 2, 2016
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I don't buy based on the name of the pipe but go for the look that attracts me, wh8ch, like bassbug, is Peterson. In fact, if you check Mark Irwin's most recent blog post about the new pipes a coming, you'll see some nice ones. Really like the brass ferrules on this year's Christmas pipe.

 

ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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My main pipe brands are:
Missouri Meerschaum Cobs

Falcon pipes

Savinelli

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
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I've had great experience with Rad Davis, Larrysson and Moretti. As far as factory pipes, hard to beat Castello.

 

pepesdad1

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Feb 28, 2013
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If I'm buying an estate, I'd rather it be a Comoy or GBD from the "old days" in the 60's or 70's.

 

mnewb1

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May 9, 2018
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I’ve been buying estates and so far have liked, Ben Wade, GBD, Stanwell, and Vauen

 

lasttango

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Sep 29, 2012
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Not because I think that they smoke better or have better craftsmanship, I really like old Charatans a lot. I like the shapes and the way they feel in my hands.
I also like Musico pipes a lot. They are so sturdy for a lightweight pipe. Unbeatable fit and finish. They are also reasonably priced compared to some Italian makers.
Missouri Meerschaums feel perfect clenched between my teeth and I like how cool they smoke.

 

bnichols23

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Mar 13, 2018
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SC Piedmont
Know what you mean, pepe'; those brands & that era are faves of mine too. Nightmair, to answer your question, I think like a lot of things pipe, it's all individual. Some of us find a brand(s) that seem to consistently please us, & then we stick with them, & other guys I've known couldn't find you more than two of the same brand in their collections if their lives depended on it! I've got half a dozen brands I swear by, & any of those'd be first to go into my pocket just on general principles. But I've also got a few other brands I only have one or two of that I'd grab first just depending on my mood that day (BBB, Barling, T. Cristiano, etc.).
So in short (too late!!) I think for most of us, it's just whatever we like at the moment. JMOVHO, YMMV.

 

npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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I stuck with Castello exclusively the first few years. I promised myself that would be the only brand for me. I broke that promise :?

 

artificialme

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Mar 15, 2018
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Can't say anything about this. 3 pipes that I own have different brand. So let me answer it in a next few years :D

 

sablebrush52

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Jun 15, 2013
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Well, there is a brand that I like. It's called Bar.., Bar-something or other. Barmitzvah? No, that doesn't seem right. Uhhhh...maybe...Barling? Anyway, it a pretty good make and I have a couple of them. They're kind of old, too. My oldest one is from 1872, which is, like, uhhh...146 years old. I have some other old Barling pipes. I wish I could afford a new pipe, but I guess I'll just have to make due with these:
1872 Magnum


1882 wind cap


1907 companion set - unsmoked


Yeah, I know, these are old. Sorry.
I have some other pipes that I also like, like this Castello:
Occhio di Pernice


But someday I'm going to get a real good pipe like this one:



 

mikefu

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Mar 28, 2018
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Colorado Springs
I like Nording and Savinelli for new purchases, and Comoy for estates. I usually only go for old english estate pipes, as in pre 1960. Comoy are the only brand I can afford in that vintage!