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Bulldog (Japanese Influenced)

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  • Started 4 years ago by peckinpahhombre
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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    I don't own this pipe but saw Ray Kurusu post some shots on his blog and I thought it was pretty different. I wasn't surprised by the unusual stemwork given the stem design that Ray did on my commissioned nosewarmer last year (detailed here: http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/ray-kurusu-nosewarmer-billiard ), but I thought I would share.


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  2. cmdrmcbragg

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    That pipe looks pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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  3. davet

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    Beautiful, both of them.

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  4. echie

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    Beautiful pipe! Made me go check Ray's work out, and WOW, so many amazing-looking ones! Thanks for the new discovery

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  5. chasingembers

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    I have a Japanese Tsuge bulldog, but it looks nothing like that!

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    Absolutely stunning!! This is the creativity that I am looking for in my own collection of bullies. I love how an artist can take the concept of a shape and make it their own in some unusual way. Gorgeous!!

    Michael
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  7. pitchfork

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    Pretty cool. He makes some really interesting designs. BTW, Peck, were you happy with the one you bought?

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  8. peckinpahhombre

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    Pitch, I like Ray's work a lot. I have three of his and they all smoke extremely well. His stemwork is fantastic and his bits are comfortable. One constructive observation I have is his shaping is still developing. If you look at that billiard nosewarmer that I bought (link above) the backline of the bowl is, in my opinion, too straight and should have more movement.

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  9. settersbrace

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    Peck, your pipe is gorgeous as is the bulldog but I see a huge difference in the stem taper near the button. On your Cumberland but I can see an ample flat spot that would make for a comfortable bit. The above pipe has a very radical taper towards the button and I'd suspect it'd not be as comfy. Thoughts?

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  10. jkrug

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    Wow, that is a couple of great looking pipes. The stem work on both is very very creative.

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  11. peckinpahhombre

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    I think that is right. I think you have that issue any time you have a steep taper, like with a Castello shape 10 or a Sav 320

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  12. shaintiques

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    Thanks for posting Peck, beautiful work. I love seeing stuff outside the box.

    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."
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  13. misterlowercase

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    I absolutely love the pic of that stem!

    It has such a fine jewel-like quality!

    I'm surprised the slant-stem style hasn't been more popular,
    I think they look really good!

    An old BBB with that style sold yesterday...

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  14. brass

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    I, too, would be concerned about the comfort of the stem. The angle doesn't look like it would offer a comfortable clench. If the smoker's style is basically sipping, while holding the pipe, it might not be a problem but otherwise... It does have a Frank Lloyd Wright/Art Deco thing going for it.

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