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exterminatewho

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Apr 15, 2017
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I'm planning on getting another mid level pipe for myself, preferably in the $80-$140 range. I was looking into both Savinelli (which seems to be a respected brand) and Stanwell. I guess the question is how does Stanwell compare to Savinelli and other pipes at that price range?
For reference, I'm looking at these two at the moment.
http://www.tobaccopipes.com/stanwell-army-mount-black-03-tobacco-pipe-smooth/

http://www.tobaccopipes.com/stanwell-nanna-ivarsson-brown-tobacco-pipe-sandblast/

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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If you like the style, any of the factory pipes make great smokers. I haven't heard anything negative about Stanwell. I have several of the older Danish made Stans, and the only negative I have heard is that people wish they hadn't' moved their operations. But, their prices dropped, so that seems to be a good thing.

 

pappymac

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Feb 26, 2015
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I won a Stanwell Hans Christian Anderson last summer. It's a great smoker, passes a pipe cleaner easily and came with both a churchwarden and a regular stem. I mainly use it with the shorter stem.
I find myself smoking mostly English or "Danish" blends.

 

sablebrush52

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Jun 15, 2013
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The Danish made Stanwells I own are excellent pipes. I can't say anything about the Italian made product.

 

tschiraldi

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Dec 14, 2015
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I hate any Savinelli with a balsa filter. Old Stanwells are great pipes for the money. I haven't tried the Italian ones.

 

drwatson

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I have a couple if the newer Stanwell pipes, and love them. They are nicely finished, drilled and the draw is very good.

 

sothron

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Sep 20, 2011
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I have a number of both Danish and Italian Stanwells - it's my favorite make. The newer, Italian-made Stanwells have been excellent smokers for me. (Though I am disappointed that they moved production.)

 

dread

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Jun 19, 2013
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I have several Italian made ones as well as several older Danish made ones. All of mine are good smokers.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I don't own any Danish-made Stanwells, and I didn't get an Italian-made for quite a while, but the three I bought when i finally did are fine, nice open draws, well finished, and good clenchers. If you like a compact pipe of traditional design, the straight bulldog shape 32 is a classic, and the Iversson designed pot is also unique. I also own a Canadian. But any of the Stanwells is likely to prove durable and good-smoking. I have the same general good report on Savenelli pipes. So between those two, whichever you choose, you will probably do fine.

 

didimauw

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Jul 28, 2013
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My Stanwell is one of my two everyday smoking pipes. It's an inexpensive featherweight, but it's my favorite briar I have. I prefer it over my Petersons for smoking.

 

pitchfork

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May 25, 2012
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The newer Stanwells are great pipes, but I think they only come with acrylic stems, if that matters to you. By the way, that second Stanwell posted (the Nanna Ivarsson design) is made to use a filter.

 

curl

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Apr 29, 2014
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Often I start by thinking I want a particular shape, a bulldog or poker for example. Then I choose the maker who executes that shape to my liking. For instance, I prefer the Stanwell 32 to the Savinelli 504. I'm sure both pipes are pretty good smokers, it's just a matter of which one do you want to be seen with.

 

drennan

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Mar 30, 2014
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I bought two unsmoked Danish made estate stanwells. One smoked wet as heck until it had a good cake, it also had a small fissue in the bowl that needed pipe mudding but now it's an ok smoker, the second is a good smoker.

 

paulie66scandinavian

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Jul 28, 2016
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I have had older ones and then I have four of their newer,Italian make collection(Royal Guard and Dukes) each and everyone of these were and are great smoking pipes with no flaws whatsoever, yet stem fitting/finishing are performed amazingly well,airflow & draw s open, so the value for the money Is hard to beat,

 

exterminatewho

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Apr 15, 2017
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Thanks for all your input guys. I think I'll go ahead and put in the order for one of the stanwells i've had my eye on.

 

duffer

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Mar 7, 2017
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I have a Stanwell Royal Danish. Research shows it to be a lower end Stanwell. Somebody forgot to tell it. It smokes really well. Looks great and has a nice straight grain. Buffed up beautifully. I will by more Stanwell 's