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jaytex969

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Jun 6, 2017
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I spent the last 11 days in a VA hospital donating part of my right foot to science and I wanted another cheap and solid beater pipe to commemorate the occasion.
Just moments before discharge, I sealed the deal on this hideous Savinelli on eBay.

More pics on the auction page HERE.
If it performs like my other Savinelli's, I can't wait to fill it. Being an EX model, it likely holds half a tin.
Go ahead, tell me how ugly it is. I'm a big boy... :nana:


 

alaskanpiper

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It's not ugly. It just has that classic melted snickers bar look. In all seriousness though, I kind of like it. It has a tactile gnarly tree stump kind of appeal.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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I'm not a big fan of rustication... but I don't hate it! It has a certain level of charm. I'd smoke it. Congrats and enjoy the heck out of it! :clap:

 

danish

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Jun 12, 2017
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Wish you the best Jay but as you desribed it yourself, looks are not everything and Savinellis can be good smokers :)

 

odobenus

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Your foot must've been in pretty rough shape if it was suitable for shaping into a stummel, but I imagine it'll smoke well. Dessicated human flesh is known to be both porous and light. Be sure and break it in slowly!

 

mso489

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Rapid and comfortable healing to you. Pipe looks fine to me, rough and ready.

 

bnichols23

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I almost bid on that one, Jay; I'm glad it went to you! Me, I like the Estella, style, although I admit it's a bit of an acquired taste.
I'd noticed your temporary absence but didn't know how come you were out of the loop. Glad you're mostly back. Or back mostly, or something. Rapid healing, my virtual messmate!
Which reminds me that I've been meaning to ask -- has anyone heard any updates from/on Warren??
Bill

 

pepesdad1

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As MSO said "Rapid and comfortable healing to you. Pipe looks fine to me, rough and ready."

 

alaskanpiper

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Which reminds me that I've been meaning to ask -- has anyone heard any updates from/on Warren??
I was just wondering the same thing yesterday. He mentioned he was going to be away for a while afterwords and cautioned against firing up the "rumor mill" haha. Hopefully he is doing fine.

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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Nothing wrong with that pipe. Estella's are some of the best smoking pipes Savinelli has made. Ask Old Cajun about EStella's he has a bunch of them and always talks about his love for them. At the price you paid you got a major score.

 

jaytex969

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Workman understands me! :wink:
Odobenus, I think there may have been a very severe ghosting issue had I turned my spare parts into a pipe
I could not find much info on the Estella line but the few comments I saw seemed to regard them fairly well. One or two suggested it was a precursor to the Autograph name.
I think I'll start an Estella inquiry thread for educational purposes.


 

captainsousie

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Funny, I'm pretty sure I sold that bowl. Has a couple of familiar characteristics. Never understood my dad when he talked about a car that he had sold just by a specific dent on a fender. I understand him a bit more now.