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mikethompson

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We know the 'Great Powers' in the pipe producing world; England, France, Denmark, etc. But what pipe do you have in your rotation that is just stellar, but comes from a very non traditional place?
Like a great looking, smoking pipe from Chile for example. (No offense to Chileans, picked at random!)

 

mikethompson

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True Brian, it is not an exhaustive list.
I have a Brigham from Canada and it's a great one as well.

 

olkofri

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Still waiting for my pipe from a Canadian carver. Until I've tried it, I can't contribute much.

 

brian64

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True Brian, it is not an exhaustive list.
I didn't mean to divert, but I thought it was worth the comment because you could say that Turkey is the ultimate great power in the pipe world since they essentially have a monopoly on meers (unfortunately). It would be interesting to see what carvers from around the world would produce with it.

 

mso489

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Two that come to mind, my Kemberling from Austria, a smooth bent Rhodesian, and an Amadeus from Greece, a smooth straight pot.

 

mikethompson

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Some of the artisanal pipes coming out of China right now are very nice as well. Of course I can't find a picture.

 

madox07

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Hmmm ... come to think of it, I have no single pipe that is not made in a traditional pipe making location. I am fixing to buy a pipe made in Hungary next month. As I am taking my parents to Budapest, on my way back a 30 km detour will lead me to the Szabo Pipe factory in Hungary. :puffpipe:

 

davet

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I've got a morta from Ukraine that smokes great, I reach for it often :puffy:

 

haparnold

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I don't own one, but apparently there's a fair amount of pipe production in the Czech Republic. My college roommate studied abroad there, and he came back with a couple decent-looking pieces.

 

fishnbanjo

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My Andrea Bauer Meerschaum from Austria, a Tom Richard Morta from Germany, from Africa maker Jan Pietenpaw.

banjo

 

lucky695

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I have 4 amazing pipes from Daniel Mustran of ND Pipes in Croatia, all are excellent smokers! He is an Artist.

 

mso489

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Germany has always been a pipe making country, but I have a Thompson Cigar house pipe stamped West Germany, which is kind of notable. It's a freehand given to me by a friend. It had a P-lip style stem that oxidized despite frequent polishing, so I had it replaced with a fishtail tortoise shell acrylic stem, and now it is an excellent pipe. An artisan can make a pipe in any country, so those tend to be less nation-specific, whereas I think of factory pipes as being more representative of a place. But this is not always true; some artisans are highly steeped in the culture and do represent that country.