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Another Rad Davis For The Collection

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  1. cigrmaster

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    I got lucky over the weekend and scored an estate Rad at a good price. It checks all the boxes in terms of size and weight. It is a group 5 and is in pristine condition. I am smoking some 2012 F&T Cut Virginia Plug for it's maiden voyage.

    Harris
    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. workman

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    That's an interesting rustication. Looks like tree bark. Looks good too. May it smoke well.

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    Great looking pipe, I love Rad’s work.

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    Super Rad Harris, perfect fit for you! Congrats!

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    Thanks guys.

    Workman, that is actually a sandblast. It really does look like tree bark. I don't believe I have another Rad blast quite like this one.

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    Now that's a pipe! Congrats on a great acquisition.

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    Wow!

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    Like you needed another Rad Davis pipe, dude. It’s a beauty though and congrats! How many Rad’s do you own now?

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    That’s great Harris. I know you’ve been commenting on not finding a right pipe to add to your collection. And I know from years of reading your posts how much you like Rad’s work. It appears the stars were aligned on this one.

    Neal
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    Beautiful. Love it.

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    Excellent acquisition Harris! I’m very jealous!

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    Lovely pipe! Congrats and enjoy the heck out of it

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    That looks just like the one I sent off to Coopersark a few weeks ago. If it is the same pipe, I hope you enjoy it. Well, I hope you enjoy it, either way. It's a great pipe.

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    Beautiful Pipe..Great Finish

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    Hell of a blast! That's right up your alley, I can see why you grabbed that one!

    Al

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    What's the strange band on the stem made of?

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    It's a beaut!

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    Very nice pipe.

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    Posted 2 months ago #
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    By the color, didi, it cold be boxwood, just a WAG.

    Nice pipe Harris. Guess I'll have to go find my own, since you aren't cracking on the Dublin....

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    Harris introduced me to Rad pipes and knows how much I like them. He helped me find several of the Rads I've been able to acquire. Before he went after this one, he asked me if I wanted it first before he went after it. I'm happy you were able to get this one Harris. Harris has been my pipe mentor. He's steered me towards Ryan Alden now.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Thanks for all the nice comments, it is appreciated.

    @hawky, this Rad makes 22 in the collection. I really need 3 more as 22 joust doesn't sound right.

    @neal, yeah the stars were aligned as I threw my high bid in 3 days before the auction ended. It was meant to be I guess.

    @pipehunter, yes I did win this from coopersark. Thanks so much for selling it, it smokes like a dream.

    @didi, it looks like Boxowood as Jay said. Maybe pipehunter knows for sure.

    @Mark, I am so glad you blew your was at the Chicago show. This Rad smokes as good as any in my collection.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Beautiful, love that blast. I hope it squeezes every last drop of flavor out of the tobacco for you.

    Michael
    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Thanks Mike.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Great looking Rad Harris, enjoy.
    banjo

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Great find! Its gorgeous and, being a Rad, will surely smoke wonderfully!

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    Yes, the ferrule is boxwood.

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    That is a great looking pipe. The gnarly blast looks weathered, much like Harris's own aging mug. What a perfect companion.

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    Amazing pipe to add to, from what I've seen, an amazing collection! I don't know what I envy more, your pipes or your cellar. You've got an eye (and a palate) for the exquisite.

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    peck, that pipe definitely looks better than my mug.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  30. rmpeeps

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    Very nice score Harris. Enjoy!

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    That Rad is pretty rad! Congrats Harris!

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    Thanks Peeps and jesse.

    It is kind of totally Rad dude.

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    I am especially happy for you, Harris, because I know you have still not attained your 365 day set of Rad Davis pipes.

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    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Classy, Harris, truly! You seem to be with Rads the way I am with Caminettos! As many as I have, I can never resist looking at more, even smooth ones. (And as much in love with New Dears & the Business finish, believe me, that's saying something!!)

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    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Mighty nice.

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    Thanks for the nice comments.

    Steve, I am trying to get to 25 Rad's, 22 is a lousy number. 365 might be a tad difficult since he has retired.

    Bill, I used to own a few of the older Radice/Ascorti Caminetto's and they were great smokers. Sounds like you have that all figured out.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Harris,because of you my Rad Davis now stands at 17.

    My goal is 21. That way I will have a three week rotation.

    I also have 1970s Caminettos in my collection. I agree they are really great smokers.

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    A wise man learns from his own.
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    keith, good for you. You are right, you need 4 more. I never thought about the number 21 in those terms before. I could have quit with that number. Now I am duty bound to get 25 or maybe 28 for a four week rotation, that could take a while.

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    great looking Rad - love the blast!

    Goo Goo g’joob
    Posted 1 month ago #
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    31, Harris, 31. Or maybe the answer is 42. Who knows?

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    Thanks Alex.

    jp, the answer is always 42 what was I thinking?

    Posted 1 month ago #

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