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$400 to Spend on a Pipe

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  1. nsfisher

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    pre-1968 Dunhills, many experts agree, are light years ahead of their new pipes (not to say new Dunhills are not outstanding by any means).

    This is what I have been told by many of the older members here. I'll take that advice anyday

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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  2. rmbittner

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    it is silly pay $400.00 for a new, single pipe, when you can buy several awesome quality pipes as estates.

    I don't think it's silly if you've never had a brand-new, high-end pipe before. Many of my pipes were estate purchases. But there's a unique pleasure in owning a high-quality pipe that has never been smoked by anyone else before. If you have the opportunity to add one to your collection -- even if it's a once-in-a-lifetime kind of purchase -- I think you should do it. You'll treasure that pipe -- and it will mean something different to you than all of the estates in your racks.

    Bob

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  3. zonomo

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    The trick to remember mate, is that it is silly pay $400.00 for a new, single pipe, when you can buy several awsome quality pipes as estates

    That's a valid point nsfisher but due to my circumstances, i wouldnt categorize it as "silly" per se. In this case, it's "free unaccounted for money", I would like to invest in something higher end then my usual (just picked up a Savi yesterday for $170), its not like I am going into debt to buy this item as I do everything cash and carry and finally, this is my hobby, my enjoyment, my current love. I remember when I first learned to play the guitar the guy at the store was actually trying to talk me into a lower end model because i was a newbie. But instead, I bought a higher end Taylor (guitar people know what this means) and haven't looked back since. So yes, perhaps its a bit silly for me to own 17 pipes in a hobby that I just started about 60 days ago. But silly I am.

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    http://bestmeerschaums.homestead.com

    These folks make a fine meer, thats for sure! (my favourite is the woven basket style)

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    it's your $400 spend it however you want.. it's not silly to want to invest in a nice pipe. from a lot of the pictures I see posted on this forum there seems to be plenty of folks spending well above the $400 mark. I have some USED pipes but it's not the same as breaking out a nice new pipe.

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  6. rmbittner

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    Zonomo:

    Guitar people know what this means.

    We certainly do!

    Here's mine:

    Bob

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    Wow, that is thrilling. Lots of great suggestions here. I'll stay tuned to see how you decide! My suggestion - two, new or unsmoked James Upshalls from Ezrati on their ebay site.

    Al

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    Don't listen to them, Zonomo. Nothing "silly" about wanting special and then going after it.

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  9. zonomo

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    cool guitar rmbittner. Is that a koa or flame maple top? She's a beauty!

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    I am not that knowledgable (Smart) to buy estates. If I had $400 to blow on a pipe, I would buy a brand new MF'r that I fell in love with.

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    Zonomo:

    Thanks! It's a koa. And, yeah, definitely one of my prettiest guitars.

    Bob

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    I would buy two new Radices. To me they are some of the best pipes out there. Two of their $200 pipes would certianly keep me very satisfied for a very long time.

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  13. zonomo

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    OK - my "free" $400 arrived in the mail yesterday so its on like Donkey Kong. I have decided I want another Pickaxe pipe as my "nice pipe". This will cost me probably 500-$600. This guy's designs are CRAZY but are true works of art - they are certainly not for everyone but their uniqueness appeals to me. I'm going with a Larrysson Picaxe pipe.

    http://www.larryssonpipes.com/sell_public.php?gal=122

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    Wow - big congrats to you! Let us know how she smokes.

    "Be seeing you"


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    well #6, the one in that pic has already been sold so I contacted the artist and he's going to make me one just like it. So as soon as she arrives, I'll post up.

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    I'm sure Paul will make you an absolutely top notch pipe. You have chosen wisely.

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    well #6, the one in that pic has already been sold so I contacted the artist and he's going to make me one just like it. So as soon as she arrives, I'll post up.

    My bad - hope it arrives soon for you!

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    sasquatch do you know Paul? He's been amazing to communicate with. In fact, he seems like a high integrity stand up guy which is the main reason i am going this route. What can you tell me about him?

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    Wow, what a shot over the bow! If you are going all in, that's a heck of a way to travel! By all accounts, Larrysson pipes are the business.

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  20. cigrmaster

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    I have heard very good things about Larrysson pipes, that axe is very cool looking. Congrats on your decision.

    Harris
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  21. bigvan

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    I have a Larrysson billiard and it's a great pipe. Paul's stemwork is outstanding. I think you'll be pleased.

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    Nice pipe I have looked at some of those before but have never dropped the jack to get one maybe I will some day.

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  23. zonomo

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    Im super excited about it. I just spoke to him on email and we're all hooked up and ready to roll. Its going to cost me more than my original budget but between now and then, I'll have the cash. Does anyone know how bamboo smokes? Ive not ever smoked a bamboo and I hope it holds up, though this will not be a daily smoker.

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  24. uberam3rica

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    That pipe is gorgeous! I love the contrast of smooth and rusticated.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. zonomo

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    Ya - thanks Uberam - he's going to start mine in Feb some time. I'm SO excited.

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    Awesome choice man ! Is he going to sandblast the bamboo on your pipe ?

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    I don't know Paul personally but having seen the pipes I reckon he knows what he's doing. A lot of "little things" add up to a big thing.

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    I don't know lone star. I asked him to make it as close to the pick axe as possible.

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  29. zonomo

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    Ya Sasquatch - his stuff looks amazing

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    Nice Zonomo, I really like that pipe!!! Glad you found one you liked!

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1950
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    That looks awesome Zonomo! I've been looking at his tree bark series pipes. Love the way they look like freshly chopped logs. I've never seen sandblasted bamboo before but I love how it looks.

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  32. zonomo

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    well everyone, as soon as I get her, Ill post up for sure.

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    Enjoy it!

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
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  34. zonomo

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    I have some very exciting news (at least for me). I'll be getting this actual pipe! The artist who made it has reacquired it and sold it to me. Done deal. It's being shipped. I'm beside myself excited about this!

    Posted 1 year ago #

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