A Canadian Canadian & Other.
Hey all, just want to show off the results of my latest bout with PAD.
First off is a John Calich Canadian. Calich was a Canadian pipe maker who recently passed. I've been wanting one of his pipes for a while now. This is my first of his. Hoping to get more down the line!
Next is another Canadian made pipe though lesser known. It's a Paradis Pipes Supreme. I have a soft spot for Paradis pipes as the first pipe I ever owned was made by them.
Those are some really beautiful pipes!!!
"May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." - Charles Lamb
Very nice in fact I am reading this smoking my John Calich 3E Bent Egg my absolute favorite pipe.
Thanks Irish! I think so too.
And I think the Calich Canadian will quickly become one of my favourites as well. I can't stop handling it now, I think I'm going to fire it up soon!
@Ulrich, John was a personal friend of mine and a member of our pipe club. I spent many wonderful nights trading stories and talking pipes with him before he passed away. I will miss him but it's comforting to know that his memory lives on in his work. Everytime I smoke one of his pipes I can fondly recall those nights in the pub sharing a pint and talking pipes. One of the last true gentlemen!
Piper, good memories. Thanks for sharing with us.
I like how the John Calich has a smooth band around the bowl. It kind of reminds me of the grooves carved into some bulldogs and rhodesians.
As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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I have a couple of Calich pipes as well. They were actually my Father's. I will have to pull them out and shoot some photos some day. I don't smoke them currently but they are nice pipes and I will have to give them a try at some point.
I am not familiar with Paradis pipes.
For the Canadians on the board, I was thinking the other day about what Canadian artisan pipe makers are out there currently. Only three come to mind - Michael Parks, Stephen Downie (I think), and the new young guy that makes Gio pipes. Any I missed?
Michael Parks is actually working on a two pipe commission for me right now. All I told him is that I wanted "deep & craggy" blasted pipes, one a Canadian and one a billiard. We decided on a Canadiana theme - though I'm not sure what that means yet. lol he is a great guy and a wonderful craftsman.
Beautiful pipes. Is the first one actually a lumberman because of the saddle bit ? I always get them confused.
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Very nice pieces. Enjoy them.
Blowin' smoke since 1970.
The Paradis brothers craft pipes in Quebec City. They use exceptional briar and all their pipes appear to have Lucite stems. Prices range from $45 to $150 here:
As far as I know, a lumberman shape is much like a Canadian save the fact that they a round shank as opposed to the Canadian's oval. The bit is always a bit confusing (pun intended). I've seen oval shanked Canadians with both shaped bits and round shanked lumbermen with both as well.. So I don't know!
When you get them, I'd be very interested to see them! Especially the one with the Canadiana theme. Parks is a beast when it comes to blasts and rustication... I have a very hard time believing you'll be let down! (Interesting anecdote; Back in the day, in the town I grew up in, I used to serve coffee to Michael Parks nearly every day at the Coffee shop I worked at. We'd chat it up all the time.
Great memory, It's always nice to feel that kind of a connection. Thanks for sharing that!
Both pipes are great lookers. Congrats on your new additions and I hope they both smoke great for you.
My understanding was:
oval shank,taper bit -Canadian
oval shank,saddle bit-Lumberman
round shank,taper bit-Liverpool
round shank,saddle bit-Lovat
But I may be all wet about this. Still a beautiful pipe, no matter what you call it !
I love Canadians and yours is a gobsmacker. It's a beauty but that Paradis is no slouch either.
Happy smokes, friend.
Thanks, the paradis is even nicer looking in person haha. But the Calich is a dream to smoke.
This may shed a bit of light on the subject. It's an article by G.L. Pease on the subject of billiard shaped pipes, including canadians, lumbermans, lovats and all the other nice shapes that may fall into that category.
Thank you for the link. I should have known it couldn't be that simple. Still love them both. If I had the money I would order a Paradis Supreme today.
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