So I was asking you guys a little while back about a couple of Savinelli pipes I was wanting to get for my birthday. After a lot of talk about the Hercules, I convinced my parents and girlfriend to place the order and my wonderful girlfriend surprised me the other morning with my new Savinelli Hercules Rhodesian. I havent had the chance to smoke it yet but Im really itching to do so. This pipe is beautiful and it is MASSIVE. I'm talking stupid huge.
One of the conditions of getting the pipe early was that Rachel got to model it for me
This kind of gives you an idea how big this monster is. I have a bear paw for a hand and it fills almost the whole thing.
As if that wasn't enough, Rachel played a nifty little trick on my yesterday by calling me and telling me that her car had broken down. She started giving me directions on where to pick her up, and about a mile from where she was, I started thinking the directions sounded awfully familiar to getting to the local smoke shop. Her car hadnt really broken down, and after damn near having a heart attack, I found out she had sneaked down to the local pipe shop and wanted me to meet up with her and pick up another pipe for my birthday as another birthday surprise from her. After some careful deliberation, I had my eye on a nice Nording pipe that had a slight imperfection in the rim and in the bowl coating, and they knocked 1/3 of the price off, so we walked out of the B&M with a new Nording for $50. Smoked it last night and it's a beauty, its really gonna break in nice and be a wonderful smoker.
The rim imperfection is so minor you can't even see it, but it was just near the top of the inside of the rim. The bowl coating was starting to flake off but it doesnt affect smoking quality at all.
This is shaping up to be one hell of a birthday and its not even here yet. Thanks to all the wonderful people responsible for these great pipes. I am one happy son of a gun!