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mrjerke

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Jun 10, 2013
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Hey all,
I have been thinking about picking up one of these Stanwell Featherweight's. I do not own a Stanwell and have been interested in picking one up. I have been in the market for a smaller clencher for a while and like that these are around an ounce. Found a place with a pretty good deal on one.
Anyone own or have any experience with these pipes? Any advice would be appreciated!


 

kashmir

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May 17, 2011
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I have two Stanwell featherweights, a bent and a billiard. Both small around a group 2 in size. Excellent smokers. Very light weight, and well engineered. I'm looking for their poker in this line.

 

yazamitaz

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Mar 1, 2013
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Not sure if this is where you are looking but I almost pulled the trigger on this today:
Stanwell Featherweight
I went with this instead:
Brigham Chinook
Another forum member bought the Brigham in the Spring and I have been looking everywhere for it. When I went to buy baccy for Secret Santa today I saw this was available and jumped on it. Good luck with your purchase and let us know how the Stanwell smokes.
Dan

 

pitchfork

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May 25, 2012
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I have the poker. It's one of my best smoking pipes in terms of "engineering" -- and that includes Dunhill, Peterson and a number of (expensive) hand-made pipes. The stem is acrylic and I prefer rubber, but otherwise it's a great pipe. At around $100-level, Stanwell is the best pipe on the market in my opinion.

 

mrjerke

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Jun 10, 2013
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Dan,
Not the one. Actually found one for $65 new. Based on the feedback I'd better finish this bowl and head inside and order before it's gone! I'll gladly let ya'll know where and soon as I order mine. :D

 

brdavidson

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Dec 30, 2012
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Nice pipes, I have a featherweight bent Dublin that is a great smoker. Dan, that's a nice Chinook you got there, wonder what brilliant guy gave you that idea??? :nana:

 

bluesmk

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Jul 13, 2013
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Out of about a dozen and a half Stanwells that I own, I have 5 featherweights.....and if there's a way to

take then with me when this life ends I WILL! I love mine.

Dan

Gabrieli Pipes

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Mrjerke, I was flirting with a similar Stanwell in the last day or two. I'd say, don't hesitate a minute if

you're ready for a new pipe. Go, go, go.

 

yazamitaz

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Mar 1, 2013
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Good luck mrjerke and please do let me know where you got yours. I feel that will be my next purchase.
Brian - you caught me. I have been chasing that damn pipe down since you got yours and it was usually out of stock. I couldn't BELIEVE my luck when buying baccy today I just looked for $hits and giggles and lo and behold it was available. I put it in my cart and of course their site was down for ordering. I had to call it in and got verbal confirmation that they actually had one. I also have to admit that I copied Brian's purchase on the four pipe pouch as well. I guess you are just a leader of men with good taste my friend. Sorry for the mini hijack :D

 

yazamitaz

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Mar 1, 2013
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Ahhhhh just found it on sale mrjerke with a site I order from frequently. Good luck with it and let me know how you like it.
Dan

 

petes03

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Jun 23, 2013
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If the one Stanwell I own is an indication of how other Stanwells smoke, then I'd definitely say that you can't go wrong with one! As a matter of fact, I plan on adding another one to my collection pretty soon!

 

dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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The only Featherweight I have is this older one, probably from the 1950's, no crown on the stem. It's a nice little smoker.


 

sallow

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Jun 30, 2013
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I am happy with the three Stanwell featherweights that I own. One is shown below.



 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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mrjerke, great looking pipe. I am a big fan of the Apple shape as they smoke my flakes very nicely. I hope you love your new pipe, congrats.

 
Jan 28, 2013
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mrjerke I have what looks like that exact same pipe you posted and I love everything about it except the way it smokes. :(
It's probably my fault, but I haven't had a good smoke out of it yet. It's one of my "gurglers."
Which is a damn shame since I love the look, the weight, the feel, and the acrylic stem is one of my favorite stems out of all my pipes.

 

sothron

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Sep 20, 2011
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I have the No. 242, which is like a mini No. 11, and have found it a great smoker.

 

bryanf

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Jul 16, 2013
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Apple is one of my favorites. In fact all 3 of the pipes I smoke the most are apples. Best shape for flake, for me.
I had a pipe that gurgled, and I found that moisture was building up right at the tip of the tenon. I chamfered it larger with a knife, and gurgle gone. Maybe that will do the trick.

 
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