New Hinkle Pipe and a Recommendation

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delkhouri

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May 4, 2013
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Hey all..... I recently scored a second pipe from Artisan Pipe Maker Joe Hinkle. Joe is a vary talented pipe maker and a heck of a nice guy and he is one of those that I don't see talked about too often on here. HIs pipes are very fairly priced when new from the maker and you can also find some good values on the estate market. His pipes smoke well, they are well engineered and aesthetically pleasing but the biggest praise I have for Joe's work is he takes a great deal of time to really make a thin stem and a well constructed button. His older work is stamped Solomon pipes and now they are stamped with his name... Joe Hinkle. If you see one that speaks to you, don't hesitate to pick it up as I am confident you will not be disappointed.
Here are two pics of the recent purchase as well as a Morta prince I picked up a while back. Notice the ebonite/cumberland combo stem as well as the thin buttons on both.






 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Both striking; I like the spareness of the prince especially.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Nice egg, with a great cotrast blast. Curious to know if the prince is your first morta and what your impressions are of morta vs briar.

 

delkhouri

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May 4, 2013
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Columbus Ohio
Nice egg, with a great cotrast blast. Curious to know if the prince is your first morta and what your impressions are of morta vs briar.
It is my first and to this day only morta, but it will not be my last. I would say that Morta and Meerschaum tend to be more neutral where briar adds a little 'briar/wood' flavor and olive wood adds even more flavor to the smoke, but all of these differences are so minimal that I REALLY have to be paying attention to notice. I like the look of morta and there is something about knowing its thousands of years old that makes it even more special. I also like that you can smoke it back to back without needing to rest it like briar.

 

pianopuffer

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Jul 3, 2017
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Here is my only Hinkle pipe, a lovat from the KC pipe show a few years back. Have yet to smoke it, but it keeps peeping at me from the rack. Soon enough!



 

samuelgawith01

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NO! SEND IT TO ME! I will break it in for you with a nice neutral tobacco like D&R Ramback(straight Turkish) or Peretti RCTR (straight Virginia) I can also put tooth marks on acrylic stems for a nominal charge.Vulcanized stem tooth marks are free. ALL JOKING ASIDE, I ordered a nice prince by Joe Hinkle TODAY from Blue Room Briars.