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Adding some Vulcanite to the rotation

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  1. timt

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    Looking to take a break from the all the acrylic and I don't have a bent pot. There's always a reason isn't there?

    Tim
    Posted 10 months ago #
  2. coldsmoke

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    Very nice pipe.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  3. haparnold

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    Oof, that's beautiful. I love the way the silver contrasts with the brown on the stem.

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    Posted 10 months ago #
  4. cigrmaster

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    Great looking pipe. I am a huge fan of vulcanite as acrylic is way too hard for my old teeth.

    Harris
    Posted 10 months ago #
  5. timt

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    Had a few different ones under consideration. Smoking Pipes has a couple Savinelli Cumberland pipes that looked nice too but I settled on this one. I clench all the time and my teeth are feeling it.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  6. chasingembers

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    I do love Cumberland stems. Lovely grab!

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    Posted 10 months ago #
  7. timt

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    Thanks guys. I'm counting on this to be a really comfortable pipe. Hope it smokes as nice as it looks.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  8. npod

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    I sometimes miss the days of smoking only big lucite stemmed Italian pipes. I didn’t know what I was missing. Then I smoked a 23 gram artisan pipe with a thin ebonite stem. OMG, that was the beginning of understanding what I liked and needed. Kind of like my first vs second marriage. The only difference is that I stilll like my Italian pipes and can understand them for what they are.

    Neal
    Posted 10 months ago #
  9. mso489

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    That's a fine broad chamber for blends with five or more tobaccos. Spreading the ember out across a surface really lets the complexity bloom.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  10. timt

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    mso, I bet you're right on the complex blends. I'm also planning on smoking a ton of flake in it. I've seen some who swear by pots for flake so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

    npod, I know what you mean on the first wife thing....what the hell was I thinking.
    I've never used softees but I grabbed some with this pipe order to stick on my meer w/acrylic stem. I love the pipe but it's got enough heft that clenching that sucker for a 2 hour smoke is wearing on a tooth.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  11. smittyd

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    Beautiful pipe, hope it serves you well.

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    Posted 10 months ago #
  12. kola

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    Great pipe. I hate plastic stems. Nothing but vulcanite or cumberland for me. I'll pass on those rubber-booty-cover things too

    I treat people the way they treat me. It's that simple.
    Posted 10 months ago #
  13. crashthegrey

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    You only have yourself to blame when you want to replace all of those acrylic stems. Ha.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  14. paulie66scandinavian

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    I like Acrylic for them easy maintenance and that they are less prone to tooth marks, but yes, hard they are yet pretty fragile.

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    Posted 10 months ago #
  15. timt

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    Suppose I'm more concerned with preserving the tooth enamel than the stem. But, I hear what you're saying.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  16. papipeguy

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    Lovely and one of my favorite shapes. Good luck with that beauty.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 10 months ago #

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