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2 New Ryan Alden Devil Anse Pipes w/ Orific Stems

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  1. ashdigger

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    Ryan reached out to me and asked if I was looking for more pipes. I was like "duh". So he sent me the following pictures. SOLD. I now own 32 of his pipes. It would be 33 but I wasn't a fan of the Morta Reverse Calabash I had, so I sold it, but these check all the boxes!!

    I have two of the prototypes for this design and love them, so buying these was easy and without rubbing two brain cells together.

    The sandblast is 4.5" long and weighs 28 grams.

    The smooth is is 4.85 long and weighs 30 grams.

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    Man those are sweet. How do I see more of his work?

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Aldenpipes.com and select "galleries" and then click on "previously sold"

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    Great looking pipes! I have yet to see an ugly Ryan Alden pipe...

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    Btw, Ryan just informed me the stems are Bakelite from the 1930's. I'm officially stoked beyond words.

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    It is your Alden pipe hoarding that is making it difficult for me to buy one. LOL

    I like the Devil Anse shapes and those are superb. Congrats! I hope Ryan is at the Chicago show with some pipes I can look at and hopefully buy. Or at least meet him and discuss a commission.

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    A matching set no less, very nice! Why did he go orific?

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    I already own one orific and one "standard". I don't notice a difference and these pipes cost less than a "standard" stem. I believe, don't quote me, they are part of a "new line" Ryan is going to offer. I'll post the two prototypes I have tomorrow.

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    Very nice...especially the second one.

    EDIT: you know, after looking at them again I'm not sure...I think I might like the first one better.

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    I already own one orific and one "standard". I don't notice a difference and these pipes cost less than a "standard" stem. I believe, don't quote me, they are part of a "new line" Ryan is going to offer. I'll post the two prototypes I have tomorrow.

    Thought maybe he was going for a period piece design. I own a couple of orific pipes as well and they smoke just as well as a slotted bit.

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    Ryan does great work. I really like the sandblasted one.

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    Orific means the draft hole is round as opposed to a slot?

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    SHARP!

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    Orific means the draft hole is round as opposed to a slot?

    Yes. Often, these old orific stems were quite rounded, too, making them uncomfortable or difficult to clench.

    The slot on modern stems is usually just a short section which is intended to spread the smoke as it leaves the pipe. On others, that slot extends deep into the stem, effectively enlarging the smoke channel. This short and wide channel enables the maker to create a mouthpiece which is very thin behind the button.

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    PAD Level Increase Warning

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    For some reason aldenpipes won't load for me. Probably due to a slow internet connection today. I'll try to see them later. But congratulations, and enjoy the heck out of them!

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    Great looking pipes. Congrats on two fine additions to your collection.

    Harris
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    Those are the best looking Devils Anse shapes that I've seen yet!

    Al

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    I like my several nose warmers, especially the MM cob Dagner collaboration and my hand-carved Jerry Perry pot with a thick shank and amber colored stem for durability in a pocket pipe. That's a beautiful example in the original post. I don't much like the context of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, which seems like a death festival and short circuiting of family loyalties all around. Devil Anse was the patriarch of one of the feuding families, for those not up on their feuds. They found they could shoot each other without account, so they did. I think the families have picnics together to mend the gory history.

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    Damn those are nice looking pipes, congrats. That sandblast is awesome.

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
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    The smooth is stunning.

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    Ignore me, I just had to come back and look at the pipes.

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    Yup I've looked at those pictures probably 15 times today....

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    Wow! That smooth pipe is sexy...Love the finish on it

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Some fun info about the shape:

    Kevin Costner (the actor) "invented" it in the made-the-world-aware sense. He was making a movie, thought his character---a guy named Devil Anse---needed a pipe, so he went to an antique store just down the road from the shoot and came back with a nastyass basket pipe that was either one piece by design, or had lost its stem (it's never been clear). The jaunty raked bowl was why he chose it, though, and his instincts were good because a classic was born.

    Regarding orific stem comfort, I have a number of them, and though I can't stand P-lips, have no problem at all with the orific. Go figure.

    As for Ryan Alden, he's the PipeWorld's only carver who's bigger and meaner than Canadia's Mighty Sasquatch, so be ready to run for your life whenever he's around. He not only eats people too, but doesn't even cook them first.

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    Great info, georged, I always wondered about the name and how it came to be. It’s also good to hear your take on the orific stem and your hatred for p-lips as I also can’t stand the p-lip. I don’t think the orific stem would bother me but I don’t understand it, is it just to save time and therefore cut costs? I know that cutting the v-slot can be very time consuming.

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