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crashthegrey

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It seems every few days someone is shocked that Kaywoodie is not a drugstore pipe with a stinger. For years the company has made push tenon pipes, except for the tiny Campus line. Each pipe is hand made or finished by the President, a fourth generation pipe maker. Pipes start at about $35, the best line in many ways is Super Grain, for only $50. The Unique line is new at about $100, and the Handmade line is fully handmade and usually between $150 and $250. These are some of my favorite pipes. Here are the last few I picked up at the Holiday Party and slow smoke competition.


 

crashthegrey

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Bill has been making me one each of the four Canadian shapes, plus a billiard of similar stature because I really wanted to compare the shank and stems of these shapes back to back in similar size and finish from the same maker, for science. That's what three of these pictured are.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Yeh, I have scoured the interwebs since seeing your trophy this afternoon, and I haven't been able to find kaywoodies for sale except estates on ebay. Where do you find them?

 

jdhayes

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Very nice! I love my old estate kaywoodies, if the quality of the new ones are the same as the old ones then they should be a great pipe. I need to look into getting a new one to compare. I am seeing the estate kaywoodie's going for more and more money these days. Do the new ones have the option of the stinger? I am probably one of the few who likes the stinger and thinks it actually does the job that it was intended to do.

 

crashthegrey

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jdhayes - The stinger is only on the Campus line. It is hard to decide which get it and which don't, so they were just discontinued. I have Kaaywoodie pipes dating from 1927 on through the major eras, and the brand new ones are very like the ones from the forties to me. I love them. They have fills or pits sometimes, and I am alright with that. So do the old ones.

Cosmic - I have a variation of the Rhodesian that you like, it is large and smokes amazingly. I have a number of naturals, too, looks like the Unique line in the top picture. These pipes tend on the large side, as that is what Bill likes making. The Super Grain, Drinkless, and Standard tend to be less massive, but it is all preference.

 

crashthegrey

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You never go wrong with the Pipe of the Year. I have a friend in Japan who watches the market and buys every one that he sees over there.

 

davet

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Other than estates, I've never found any for sale. Very nice looking pipes though :clap:

 

crashthegrey

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Keep an eye on WV SmokeShop. I keep trying to figure out how to get them distributed in places that guys like us shop.

 

techie

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Thanks for the info and link. Too bad they currently have only the one Super Grain. I'll keep checking for new ones.

 

crashthegrey

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I have been assured he will have more soon. Shank logos do happen but usually only on the higher end versions.

 

crashthegrey

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I know. Bill told me that he bought a large lot of over 100 pipes. I am wondering now why they have not been listed. Maybe one of us should email him and ask why they are not up yet... I just hate being pushy.

 

mso489

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Some of the new pipe smokers may not know that Kaywoodie used to be the Cadillac pipe, priced above the Dunhill. They still make a good pipe. Even some of the old stock Drinkless series with the screw-in-stem-stinger are good smokers, and the newer push-stem pipes are mostly good, though some are quite small. You do have to work at finding them, since most retailers have only intermittent inventory of Kaywoodies.

 

buckaroo

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Never bought one of Bill's because of the large sizes. Would love to have a 59 POY to match my 1930's but. Thanks for mentioning the smaller lines ,Crash.

 

crashthegrey

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You're welcome, buckaroo! (Never thought I could pull of calling someone buckaroo, thanks for choosing that name. Haha.)

 

wyfbane

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Those are nice looking pipes. Huge props go to the untreated bowls, too!