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robwoodall

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Apr 29, 2015
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OK, he didn't make me buy anything, but I got over-excited when he posted about his cool Gondor pipe and I wanted something similar:

The "Hobbit Runes" say "Rob."

And here's a view from the side.
It has a kind of acorn shape, so it doesn't sit and doesn't really fit my pipe rest, so it was hard to get a picture. Nonetheless, I'm quite pleased!
I just smoked half a bowl of Frog Morton. It smoked quite cool. The wood does impart a distinct taste, but I don't find it unpleasant. It should go away pretty quickly as it breaks in.
What I like: Looks really neat, smokes well, really open draw (think Missouri Meerschaum sans filter) and it certainly doesn't look like "every other pipe."
What I don't like: Can't sit it down conveniently (which I knew when I bought it) and the all-wood stem might not hold up to long term use.
I doubt it'll be an every day smoker, as it's as inconvenient as a churchwarden and probably pretty delicate, but for around $30 bucks, shipped, it will be a fun conversation piece.

 

robwoodall

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Apr 29, 2015
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Dang, guys!
Y'all are already making me buy tobacco and pipes. Now I'm gonna have to start shopping for knives and swords.
This forum is getting expensive!

 

okiescout

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Jan 27, 2013
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I got over-excited when he posted about his cool Gondor pipe and I wanted something similar:
Don't cha just hate when that happens! :rofl:

 

robwoodall

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Apr 29, 2015
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I own a Sting, or have owned. I don't know where it is at the moment, and it may have been lost in a move. I also had a pretty nice, though not Tolkien-related, sword and dagger set from my Society of Creative Anachronism days. Haven't seen them in years, either.
Or my cloak, or my leather armor, or boots. Damn. I've lost a lot of cool stuff!

 

stanlaurel

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Jan 31, 2015
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Nice Pipe. I hope that you enjoy it.
Also, thanks. I just received my commission check.