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jason64

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Dec 12, 2012
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I was looking at Winslow pipes and found them very beautiful, and also very pricy. Has anyone owned one? How good are they?

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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Over the years I have owned maybe 6-8 handmade WInslows. These are the ones that are marked E,D,C,B,A. All of mine were no higher than a B grade. The E's smoked just as good as the B just the B had nicer grain.
Every Winslow I ever owned was a great smoker. The only reason I sold all of mine was because they all had acrylic stems and they were all pretty heavy. I have no experience with their lower grade pipes but I would be willing to bet they make a great pipe for around 100 bucks.

 

jiminks

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I have one, and it is a great smoker. I highly recommend them.

 

voorhees

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May 30, 2012
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I remember someone on here once said that Winslows were a bargain for exceptional briar. And that the secret wouldn't a secret long. Now they have some higher priced ones, seems Winslow heard it too.

 

cigrmaster

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Jason, when I first began buying Winslow's back in 1998 or so they only made high end hand made pipes. The grading went from E-A back then and they didn't have the Private Collector grade either. The first one I bought was a C grade and it retailed for 500.00. It wasn't until maybe 9 or so years ago that they began making more affordable pipes.
That C grade Winslow was like the 3rd pipe I ever bought. My buddy who owned the tobacco shop where I bought it gave me 20 percent off. It was a great smoker for a lot of years. The sucker weigh around 100 grams though.

 

jason64

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Dec 12, 2012
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thank you very much for all comments. looks like its a solid one. What does this grading mean? which grade is better?

 

d4k23

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Mar 6, 2018
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I have a Winslow Poker, the 90-100 dollar one. Pretty sure it's a Viking grade, which means it may be machined but finished by hand. It still has a Made By Hand stamp. I love it and it is one of my work horses!
The above grades E is the lower and A is the higher. But as noted, they might smoke similar but have nicer briar.

 

daniel7

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Sep 11, 2018
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I have just bought a Winsløw Crown 200 straight apple (almost like "lollipop") and I wasn't expecting for such a high quality pipe. It has a small bowl but it has a wonderful taste and it smokes excellent. My new favourite and I'm sure that I will buy more from him. I can compare it to my Savinelli Ghibli, similar smoking capabilities. The only minus is the weight, but it is a very good quality, dense briar. My Petersons are not even near to this Winsløw and the Sherlock is a more expensive category. I totally recommend it.

 

arno665

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Apr 3, 2013
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Winslow pipes are highly, highly recommended. On par with my old patent era Dunhills!

 

daniel7

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Sep 11, 2018
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Of course, cigrmaster! Danish Pipe Shop pictures about the exact pipe I received ("This Is a unique item and the images show the exact item you will receive") and in my hand:









Sorry, I have XL hands.

 

daniel7

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Sep 11, 2018
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The 300 series is bigger than the 200 in general? I would prefer something in the same size category as my 200 apple, as most of my other pipes are king size and I need shorter smokes as well. Or the difference is mainly in the quality/pattern of the briar?
I'm already searching for at least one more Winsløw pipe, maybe some "flower shape" freehand or a rusticated, bent type. Maybe something darker.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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Not sure about size difference as the Crown line was just done by Poul as sort of a less expensive line with less dense grain complete with preformed and not hand cut acrylic stems.
I need shorter smokes as well.
Just fill your chamber partially full.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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Never really bothered me, I just always packed the volume I intended to smoke. Now that my collecting days are behind me, it's become even easier to do for some reason.

 

daniel7

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Sep 11, 2018
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This duckhead is a funny one but I think I couldn't use it as an everyday pipe, not really my taste.
I have a Savinelli minuto (poker/cherrywood) for that reason, it is a nice pocket pipe. I also like petite series from them, maybe one day I will buy one. But the best would be if I shape a pocket pipe for myself, so it could be the size I need.

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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daniel, that Winslow is gorgeous. Congrats on a fine addition to your collection. I hope you get many years of great smokes from it.