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ssjones

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I don't think we have a show off thread dedicated to Ferndown pipes, so I'll kick it off. I have two on my rack:
3 Star Bark, my first Ferndown. This one is reserved for Sunday morning smokes.


2 Star Tudor Root Silver Spigot



 

numbersix

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Jul 27, 2012
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Mine one and only is a Ferndown Bark Billiard with Silver Band
Excellent pipe - great smoker.


 

tbradsim1

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My two best Pokers, Castello Great Line on left and Ferndown Smooth on right.

 

pitchfork

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Beautiful pipes, gentlemen. How are the airways on Ferndown pipes? I've heard they are drilled somewhat less open than Ashtons, for example.
BTW, that's one snazzy poker, Bradley.

 

ssjones

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Pitchfork: I find the draft hole and draw on my Ferndowns to be quite similar to my Upshalls. That bent Dublin passes a thin pipe cleaner but not a thick one. I don't like too wide an open draw (ie Castello) and learned not to pack them too tightly. I really like the way both of mine smoke and would love to add another. Perhaps it is because this brand uses oil-cured briar? Ferndowns are always quite large, again like Upshall in that respect (the Stars denote the size of the bowl, 3 star the largest)

 

numbersix

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@lostandfound: thanks - I like it a lot too.
How are the airways on Ferndown pipes?
I don't have an Ashton, so I cannot say other than that mine offers quite an open draw. And the stem work is first-rate.

 

dukdalf

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Having spent the last twelve years in hiding, waiting for the right moment is this rather illegal (non-stamped) canadian: