Zack's Reverse Calabash Snapping Turtle

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fishnbanjo

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The Snapping Turtle arrived and I just had some vintage Stonehaven I keep around to break in certain pipes and this was one. Nice dry and delectable smoke, this is certainly the best of the 3 reverse Calabash pipes I own an imagine it will only get better as it breaks in, thanks for this fantastic pipe Zack!

 

pruss

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Feb 6, 2013
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Congrats on your new turtle Banjo. It is great to hear that it's a good smoker. I was more than a little jealous when I saw that you'd snapped it up. I don't yet have a reverse calabash so this will definitely be on my radar screen for future PAD.
Enjoy!
-- Pat

 

dervis

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Jan 30, 2012
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So jealous. Have to get me one of these soon. Little out of my range at the moment. Wouldn’t mind several pics man. About 10 a day might tide me over

 

kashmir

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May 17, 2011
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The stem on that piece gives the traditional cumberland a run on its money.

And the organic lines remind me of a sea creature.

Kinda like Trever Talbert's homages to H.P. Lovecraft.

Beautiful piece. Congrats and Enjoy.

 

zack24

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May 11, 2013
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Just stepped in from a long afternoon in the shop- it's great to see the feedback... Glad to hear it's smoking good for you Banjo!
Kashmir, that's some of the SEM Cumberland from Germany- they have some nice material...

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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I'm more drawn to the classic shapes, that being said it it such a flowing work of art that is functional, it's stunning, makes think of the creatures when we tripped the bag shrimping with my Father. Bravo Zach!

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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Zack, isn't that the pipe that got dropped in a pile of Dolce's excrement at the last party? It sure cleaned up nicely.
Congrats on your new pipe fish, glad to hear you enjoy how it smokes. Now that Zack is turning out some nice stems it may be time for him to make me a pipe. Since I am laid up Zack, why don't you bring all your tools over here so I can watch my pipe being made step by step. I can then smoke it and if I like it I will throw you a tin of tobacco for it. :nana:

 

zack24

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May 11, 2013
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Harris, running out the door...but I will come up with a worthy retort after I get a few drinks in me...:)

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Jan 8, 2013
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Every time I see that pipe I just start drooling. I will have one similar some day. Enjoy the pipe Fish. Zack, once again, that pipe is a beauty.

 

zack24

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...and as promised...Harris- for you- a pipe from the finest Calabrian briar, rubbed well with aged dog poo...and a stem specially shaped to fit your sensitive gums. Pick any five pounds of your aged flaky tobacco, and we have a deal..And I'll even throw in one of Greta's amazing meals and we'll call it good.AND the best news! After weeks of working with my recalcitrant mortgage company- we finally got the approval on our new house which will feature the most amazing man-cave/ pipe shop known to man. A great start to my weekend!