Best Looking Radice I Have Seen in a Long Time
I was perusing smokingpipes.com when I ran across this pipe.
If it had a vulcanite stem, I would probably have pulled the trigger. It is the perfect size and I love a good looking Lovat. If this was a Castello it would be classified as an Collection Occhio di Pernice and be in the 600.00 range. If anyone is looking for a fantastic looking Radice, this one is it.
The grain on that is wonderful! Way out of my price range though.
As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
Very nice looking pipe are you going to buy it?
That one or one just like it has been on there for a while. This is a superb piece of Briar.
Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon. But the mind is an attribute of the individual, there is no such thing as a collective brain. The man who thinks must think and act on his own. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot not be subordinated to the needs, opinions, or wishes of others. It is not an object of sacrifice. ~ Howard Roark (The Fountainhead ~ Ayn Rand 1943)
What a clean looking pipe. Someone will get a beauty...
Matt. I'll have my House the same as my metal and my coffee, thanks.
Yeah thats stunning! you going to pull the trigger Harris? you know you want to!
I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
I hear ya about the lucite stem ...
But at that price, an extra $24-$40 or so to have Dave Wolff hand cut a rubber lovat stem would be something to think about -- gets you the rubber stem, seamlessly matched to the pipe -- Dave may even be able to provide the logo on it, with the original stem then kept virginal should a resale be contemplated later.
All that for about 10% of the pipe's cost. Just sayin'
roth, you had to say that. lol You are right, I know Dave would do a great job on it. Now I have no excuse except I would be breaking my commitment to support No American carvers and lose focus on my collection. It is so pretty but I don't know, I have 4 commissions in the works as it is, I really don't need to buy another pipe until those come in.
Damn I wish I had never seen that one.
Of course, you're correct Harris. Gawd I am such an enabler
There's four commissions lined up now and you have enough pipes.
Forget Sophia Loren. Brittany Spears is easier to handle anyway.
That really is a beauty! I have two Radices, but they were boh a bit less expensive - both around $175. They are by far my best smokers. You can't go wrong with a Radice.
Beautiful grain on that. Still too pricy for me. Oh well, maybe someday... (lol)
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Harris that is a sweet Radice. Very similar to mine which is a fine smoker.
I think you should.
Harris you always find beautiful pipes even if they aren't quite my style. That pipe is one I would have in a second.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Mike, that pic is awesome,when did you get that pipe? I don't remember you showing that one, but then again,my memory sucks.
I really do want this pipe but I am sticking to my focus of supporting our guys. I have owned Radice's in the past and know how great they smoke, but I don't want to have to send it in for a new stem. I think the Italian makers need to start waking up to the fact that there are tons of people like myself who only want vulcanite. If I were to buy this and then send it in for a new stem, it would reinforce their current method of doing business and why should they need to think about using vulcanite. Yeah that's the ticket, I am voting with my wallet to not support people who refuse to use vulcanite. Isn't it amazing how I can rationalize my decisions? lol
Besides, I am looking at three estate pipes a guy is selling. 2 Rad's and a Brian Ruthenberg.
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