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Anyone else feel wierd about smoking an estate pipe?

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  1. chasingembers

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    Abit of difference than a flimsy pipe cleaner and wood that cannot be sterilised.

    Never heard of a pipe retort have you?

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    I have a shitload of estate pipes now. Smoke 'em all the time, in fact.

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    I smoke estate pipes all the time. As a matter of fact I'd take a pipe out of someone's cold dead hand, clean it, and smoke the embalming fluid out of it.

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    You too? I've transcended estate pipes and moved on to casket pipes.

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    I just picked up my first estate a little while back and have smoked it several times with no issues. Except for the constant low grade fever and vague sense of impending doom, I'm fine and love my new old pipe.

    Tim
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    You prolly got that fever from me, timt. I was down with influenza last week. Anybody wanna buy one of my pipes?

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    OK, the resurrection of this thread made me waste ten minutes re-reading every post, including my own, which is pretty pathetic. (both my posts and the fact I reread the thread.).

    So, some feel weird about the subject; that is clear.

    But, surely, many of you may have had an estate f***, i.e., making it with a widow.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    John, sloppy seconds keep it real.

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    You prolly got that fever from me, timt. I was down with influenza last week.

    Nah, I was kidding about being sick with a fever. The nightmares and the sudden ability to speak several foreign languages though...weird.

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    I have purchased 15 more estate pipes in the two years since this thread originally started and ended. 7 of them are in my regular rotation. I did a deep cleaning on them all involving salt/alcohol soak, reaming the cake out and a retort.

    My health has not been harmed in smoking these pipes.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

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    I was struck down dead, several times from smoking estate pipes. They're dangerous, and you guys need to stop it. How many more of us will continually subjected to our own deaths over and over because of this... evil trend.

    Michael
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    Estate Pipes = Dead Dudes Pipe!

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    Don't worry, we'll save all the new White Spots for you, and keep the estate Dunhills.

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    Didn't know Cosmic was a cat.

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    The nightmares and the sudden ability to speak several foreign languages though.

    That's just the BF cleaning fluid, Tim, pay it no mind.

    The overwhelming majority in my collection bare estates. I've nevr ha ny pr_bkemz woth thrm, at lust nun tew spit uv.

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    After I've smoked an estate pipe enough times, it feels like it was always mine to begin with. If the pipe is clean and well-maintained, or if a quality restoration job is done before the sale, it's almost like starting with a new pipe. A nice estate pipe from smokingpipes is one thing, while a questionable old pipe from an unknown ebay seller is another. I have one restored Savinelli and I sometimes forget that I bought it as an estate pipe because it was like new when I got it.

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    One should be concerned if they feel weird after smoking a used pipe.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    ^^^^ What him say.

    Also, green-running lip sores I've heard can be a pretty distinguishing tell.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    A guy came up to once and said that my pipe reminded him of his departed uncle. I told him there's a chance this IS his uncle's pipe =)

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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    I think I am going to have a pipe of my likeness commissioned so that when I go, someone will have to smoke my estate pipe that looks just like me.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Most of my best pipes are estates.Piping history...do you wash your bamboo chopsticks at home?

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    You can offer someone a cigar, but you can never offer someone your pipe.
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    I have never really given it any deep thought come think about it. I have that pipe that belonged to the fellow who investigated the Ripper Murders Inspector Abberline but I have not experienced any insane urges to go around bumping of ladies of the night!!

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    I think I am going to have a pipe of my likeness commissioned so that when I go, someone will have to smoke my estate pipe that looks just like me.

    You should have it carved on the back side of the bowl so that you'll be staring at them while they smoke it.

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    Many of the pipes I have I could only afford as estate pipes. I have purchased at least 150 estate pipes since I took up smoking. One came smelling like weed and 3 have charring or spider webbing in bowl that wasn't advertised, but the rest all looked good, cleaned up nice, and smoked well.

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    I just bought an estate Ben Wade from Mkelaw-Pipes.com and the sucker was like new & sanitized ready to smoke.
    he is great to do business with.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  27. ernieq

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    I knew an old tobacconist who compared smoking an estate pipe to wearing someone else's false teeth or underwear. His logic was, you can clean them and sanitize them but they were still in somebody ele's mouth or keister. Myself? I've got no issue unless some horrible crap was smoked in them.

    Posted 6 months ago #

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