it's funny though my first pipe was the Medico Varsity when i first smoked it, it was alright but nothing special. However, now that I'm used to it and know how to use it i find it smokes great for a cheap pipe.
Then i got my Peterson Wicklow shape#69 i loved the way it smokes but there is just one draw back, the moister that escapes from the p-lip from time to time turns my off.
so the point I'm trying to make is between these two pipes i am able to determine what my "holy Chalice" would be. it must have the benefits of both these two pipes and non of the cons.
after thinking hard and long about it this how i will determine what i want for my next pipe. based on the experiences i had with these two and the pros and cons of my experience with my current pipes.
- Filtered(no moister)
- easy maintenance
- light and compact
- Plastic Stem
- draws too easy
- not a sitter
- Filters(have to buy)
- Stem fitment in Shank not strong
Peterson "Wicklow" Shape # 69
- P-lip controls draw and directs smoke away from tongue
- No filter
- light weight
- Ebonite stem
- easy cleaning
- tight fitting stem
- Estate buy so it wasn't pricy
- Too much moister
- varnish makes pipe smoke hotter then it should
- stem is on too tight sometimes
- not a sitter
in conclusion my ideal pipe would have the pros of these two with out the cons or less of the cons at least.
The Peterson System Pipe # 306
- System designed to stop moister
- Its a SITTER YAY!!
- has a p-lip to help with sipping right
- nice big bowl since my other pipes are smaller
- Nice fitting stem not to tight not to light
- and the cost at 100$ isnt going to break the bank for me.
i realize i just hijacked this thread but in all honesty all this hype about dunhills and they are probably not the right pipe for you. the way i see it is if your going to buy a pipe go through a list and see what you dont have already or what you want in your next pipe. sure its nice to have a big boy name brand pipe on the self but if the smoke isnt all that great for YOU then whats the point its all about the smoking experience is it not and the name of your pipe and the way it looks is only about 35% of that experience cause lets face it you got to have a pipe your attracted to also right?
Pack and lite, hope for no bite. Tamp and Dottle, Pour from the Bottle. Sit back and smell, Ah..All is well"