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Briar Carved Facial or Animal Pipes

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  1. peteguy

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    What is the deal with these carved briar pipes I see around? I see lots of animals, some facial or figure styles and even some that look like a football. Are these just gimmicks or is there something I am missing with these?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. jmill208

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    I have hesitated to buy a Meer that is carved into a face or animal shape, even though I kinda like them. I just don't see me walking around smoking a pipe with a monkey(or any other) face on it in public.

    Carved briar in the same vein is just not my cup of tea. I suppose, like anything else, there is a market out there and someone must be buying them...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. jpmcwjr

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    I don't see anyone walking around with such. They are for sitting, and in the privacy of one's drawing room!

    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 3 years ago #
  4. shaintiques

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    I have one. It doesn't get out much but was very well done. I will post a pic when I get home.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. peteguy

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    Awesome shaintiques. Looking forward to hearing more about them.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. pappymac

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    It's not a briar, but I have a CAO Cavalier Meerschaum which was a Christmas Present in 1984 and I still smoke it every now and then. I was sitting outside with it the other day and my 1 year old granddaughter came out. She has seen me smoke a pipe outside and is fascinated by the smoke but this time she just stopped and didn't know what to make of the pipe I was smoking.

    One of my sons has this Elephant pipe. He says it smokes ok but he's more of a Nording freehand fan.

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

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    . My Devil Dog.

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. cosmicfolklore

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    I remember seeing pipes carved into figures and things at souvenir shops as a kid; Mexico, Miami, Bahamas, etc... I don't think all of them were meant to be sold as souvenirs, but at least some of them probably were meant for tourists.

    Michael
    Posted 3 years ago #

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