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fishnbanjo

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One of my top 10 American makers is this wonderfully craggy pipe by Michael Butera, keeping it smokey with some Dunhill Dark Flake, what makers are in your top 10 American makers?

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npod

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I am completing a 7 day set of American carved pipes. I'm at 6 total now. It's been a wonderful little rabbit hole to explore. Most of my collection includes typical known carvers.
But I will say that I am very impressed with Bill Shalosky's work. He was kind of under the radar for me.



 

voorhees

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I only have a few of the carvers on my list.
1. Ryan Alden (have 2)

2. Scottie Piersel (have 1)

3. Walt Hettinger (have 1)

4. Silver Gray

5. J.Alan

6. Rad Davis

7. Adam Davidson

8. Alex Florov

9. Brad Pohlmann

10. Dave Huber

 

fishnbanjo

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In no particular order mine are:
Michael Butera

Trevor Talbert

Scottie Piersel

JT Cooke

Rad Davis

Brian Ruthenberg

Jesse Jones

David Huber

Nate King

Bill Shalosky
Admittedly there are more that I could put in there any given day!

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mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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My go-to carver in Colfax, N.C., sells only at the TAPS pipe show and the state fair, not online nor through retailers, so he's not a pipe-club name, but he works in briar, Mountain Laurel, and sometimes maple and Cocobolo, so I'll throw his name in the ring -- Jerry Perry. My other fav is the late N.C. award-winning carver Bob Hayes.

 

kcghost

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Mine would be (in no particular order):
Brad Pohlmann

Jesse Jones

Michael Butera

Nate King

Scottie Piersel

Trevor Talbert

Clark Layton

Ryan Alden

Thomas James

Tonni Nielsen
Okay, the last one isn't American by birth but I like him.

 

philobeddoe

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Oct 31, 2011
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East Indiana
My 10 favorite American carvers that I own or have owned, in no particular order.
Rad Davis

Brad Pohlmann

Nate King

Ryan Alden

Bill Shalosky

Premal Chheda

Scott Thile

Micah Redmond

Michael Lindner

Jerry Crawford

 

tschiraldi

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Dec 14, 2015
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My favorites, though I haven't owned pipes by most of them:

Jesse Jones

Premal Chheda

Nate King

JT Cooke

Rad Davis

David S Huber

Bill Shalosky

Ryan Alden

Silver Gray

 

stflorian

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Jan 16, 2015
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Larry Roush (especially his newer pipes which are classic shapes and sizes)

Butera

J. Alan

Jesse Jones

JT Cooke

Rad Davis

Silver Gray

Brad Pohlman

Tinsky

Jerry Crawford

 

delkhouri

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May 4, 2013
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Columbus Ohio
I will play:
Thomas James

Jesse Jones

Bill Shalosky

Jerry Crawford

Scott Thile

Scott Klein

Jerry Crawford

David Huber

Abe Herbaugh

Nate King
That is my list.. I had to leave a couple off to keep the 10 limit and I left any off who are no longer making pipes.

 

jaytex969

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Jun 6, 2017
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I guess I have to get on the ball.
I only own one artisan pipe, which does happen to be an American (I think)
A Todd Harris Panel Lovat Morta. Does a fine job with burley flakes.
Unless you count the Rad Davis Dublin that Harris is hanging onto for me... :nana: