[b]Hi all. My first post on this forum.
I've been smoking for about 40 years, started with pipes and went to cigars. Crazy about cigars but decided 2 months ago to switch back to pipes and thankfully I saved my favorite 3 Petersons. They served me well when I used them and really had no experience in any other brand.
In reading about pipes, the name Dunhill kept on coming up as the standard bearer of a great pipe. So I figured I needed to try one, but the prices??!!
I researched and studied everything I could about Dunhill in this forum as well as other forums and web sites.
I decided the best value, at least initially, was to get a used refurbished Dunhill in a shape that I wanted; bent.
I started bidding on Ebay and finally got one in a cumberland finish (i really only liked polished, but...)
When it finally came in from Germany, I was surprised at how light the pipe was compared to the Peterson's. It is a group 4 pipe with a nice deep bowl. Since the pipe was cleaned out, I am dutifully filling it only 1/2 way each time I smoke it, and I'm not using my usual aromatic from De La Concha in NYC, but another non flavored blend.
So do I think its worth the extra money? Well, I'm going to give it a tentative yes. The draw is completely different, much smoother, and the pipe weight is nice on my teeth.
I look forward to another Ebay Bryer coming in for a Xmas present from my wife and trying that out.
Hey, I loved my Peterson's, but I'm very happy I am able to afford the Dunhill.
I will keep you informed as I progress.
Thanks for listening