WHAT PIPE TO BUY

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shotime

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Jan 15, 2016
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Looking for a $100.00 to 130.00 pipe. going to smoking pipe in two weeks, should I buy a estate pipe, or a new pipe. what brand of pipe would you guys recommend. also stopping at J.W.Boswell following week.

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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Want us to pick your clothes out for you too? ha ha,

for that amount there's no need to stoop to a used pipe, you can actually get a very good factory pipe for that amount. But, picking it out is the fun part, and very personal. Let us know what you get.

 
Dec 1, 2015
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My first pipe around that price was a Savinelli. They look nice and smoke well. Maybe take a look at what they have to offer? But Cosmic is right; have fun browsing several brands and pick the one you like the best. That's the fun part.

 

stanlaurel

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Jan 31, 2015
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In that price range it is really hard to beat Savinelli. The choices are almost endless. I have 6.

 

lifesizehobbit

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Oct 23, 2015
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I have both Savinelli and Boswells - you buy a lot of pipe from either of those vendors and stay in your budget.

 

pitchfork

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I've never smoked a Savinelli, which will be some people's top recommendation, but Stanwell offers amazing quality in that price range (or lower). Just a few days ago, I bought a new Stanwell Canadian for about $60 from Pipes and Cigars and swore to myself that the next time a new smoker asked "What pipe should I buy?," I would say go with Stanwell.
So there. You should buy a Stanwell. And for fashion advice, Cosmic ^ is definitely your guy. :mrgreen:

 

pipefish

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Aug 25, 2013
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Stanwell are by far my favorites--I have two Savs; on one the stem whistles a bit and the other gurgles, but my three Stanwells are great smokers. But I also really like the Savenlli styles and will probably buy another one, dammit.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Wait for Boswells, so you can get face-to-face advice. If it is possible to go there at an off-time, as determined by phoning them, so they could spend some time with you, they would give you a lot of information when you see them in person. They could show you Savinelli pipes too, but I think you want to buy a Boswell from them. It's a great way to start smoking a pipe, and it is an experience you will probably remember. Maybe also discuss tobacco blends and take their recommendation on small quantities. You are just sampling for the next two/few years so don't buy anything in quantity, no matter how great it seems at the moment. Your tastes will change, develop.

 

killerchameleon

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Dec 3, 2015
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I would pick up a Rossi around the $80-$100 rang and either a Mr brog or a MM corn cob maybe both with the rest of your money. That way you have pipes to rotate and you can use the cheaper ones to perfect you technique.

 

sparrowhawk

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I can't let the other fine gentlemen here recommend their favorite brands without mentioning Peterson. They are exactly in your price range, and are many and varied in most styles. Suggestion: go to the brands suggested here then to Smoking Pipes.com and look at these brands there. You will almost certainly find the right pipe.

 

tschiraldi

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Savinelli and Stanwell are both great choices, but my best pipes in that range are my two maestro Beraldi hand carved pipes I picked up at a Tinder Box for $130.00 each. Beautiful, well designed, and the best smokers I have! That's including my Castello, vintage Comoy's, and Charatan! Happy puffing!

 

cigrmaster

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Forget buying new, the choices of great classic pipes that are amazing smokers are available to you in your price range. I would much rather own a pristine estate pipe from one of the best Italian factories over any new Peterson, Stanwell or any other lower end new pipe.
For example, here are a couple of old Caminetto's from the Ascorti/Radice era. These pipes smoke as good as any Castello or other high line Italian pipe. Sure they are fugly but a better smoker you will not find. I have owned few of these in my days and everyone was a brilliant smoking pipe.

http://briarblues.com/ak78.htm

http://briarblues.com/jio53.htm
Other choices for a great smoker in your price range maybe plus an extra 30.00.

http://briarblues.com/rb08.htm

http://briarblues.com/erm12.htm

http://www.mkelaw-pipes.com/html/pipee3731.html

 

shutterbugg

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for that amount there's no need to stoop to a used pipe
True but it will be a $100-130 pipe, not a $200-260 pipe selling for half fare. That's not to say $100-130 new pipes aren't just as good quality and good smokers...some are even better. To each his own, I'd rather put $25K in a 5 yr old Mercedes that cost $75K new than the same $25K in a new Toyota.

 

averagegent

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Jan 22, 2016
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I would suggest a Savinelli, or a Rossi (also made by Savinelli)... You can't go wrong in my experience! :)

 

bigtex

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Feb 2, 2015
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Lots of good suggestions here, but I second or third or how ever many the Boswell's suggestion. I own several Boswell's pipes and find myself reaching for one of them more often than anything else in my selection of about 50 pipes.

 

sparrowhawk

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Nice phrasing, billkay, i.e., "cancelling in the aggregate." I've not heard that phrase before. Yours?