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Ardor or Claudio Cavicchi?

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  • Started 3 years ago by salewis
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  1. salewis

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    I have been thinking of buying an Ardor pipe. I already own a Cavicchi which I absolutely love since it is a great smoker and the pipe engineering is second to none (draft hole in the middle, at the bottom of the bowl and the draft hole is large) similar to my Castellos. I have read ocassional positive comments about Ardor pipes. How does the quality of Ardor compare with Cavicchi?

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    Ardor are great pipe, was gifted one for Father's day; A fantasy Dublin , I will post an image up soon here...it also smokes top-gun as Castello, Ser Jac , etc.

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    Ardor ....very nice pipes

    "If you can't sent money, send tobacco."
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    I have never owned a Ardor, but I have three Cavicchi's and love them all!!

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    I have owned an Ardor for years...
    It's a very fine pipe...
    But... IMHO not in the same league as a Claudio Cavicchi.
    I own 4... including a CCCCC.
    The CCCCC is lower left, and the Ardor is center:


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    My Cavicchi's, the bottom one is a CCC


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    Lawrence,
    That Tinsky/Rollar Paneled Calabash is a work of art. Fabulous craftsmanship and a signature shape. Thanks for sharing the photo with all those fine blocks of briar.

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    Most smooth Cavicchi pipes I have seen have some amazing grain, both previously posted photos surely depict the fact.
    If they smoke as well as they look you have something special.

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    Thank you Doc.

    They are some of my best pipes...
    Cavicchis are always perfect.
    Even his lower grades.
    Here are my Cavicchi Brothers.
    The Apple on the right got knocked off of my desk and the stem broke...
    So I had it replaced.

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    Cant speak of the Cavicchi but both of my Ardors are fine pipes

    Ardor Urano Fantasy 2006 w/white stem
    Ardor Giove sitter 2003

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    I love my Ardor. I use it as my "Bike Riding" pipe.
    With the wind cap I can smoke for about 40 or 50 miles on the highway.

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    I own one of claudio pipes second to none i have also heard that ardors are excellent two giants in the pipe world just take your pick-FC53.

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    Been looking at claudio pipes for about a year now...damn pretty pipes!

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