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C&D haul and my first Nording

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  1. homeatsea

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    Well, I remember now why I kept clear of here for a few years... All that talk of VaBurs in the burley appreciation thread and the general love of all pipes around here has me digging holes in my credit again.

    After falling completely in love with C&D's Bayou Morning Flake I made an exclusively C&D tobacco order with an emphasis on VaBurs (and Perique, of course). And then I HAD to purchase my very first Nording that I've had on my wishlist for a while as well because for some reason Smokingpipes.com wanted to take 10% off all pipes today. And now begins the wait for these beauties to arrive...

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  2. dcon

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    Nice. Enjoy! That Bayou Morning Flake is damn good.

    Duane
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    I was eyeing that Nording as well this morning! The sale almost put in my basket. Thank you for grabbing it and keeping my PAD at bay.

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    Dcon, it’s so damn good. I had about 4 other tins open and “actively” being smoked when I first opened Bayou Morning and none have been touched since!

    Canadian, my pleasure. Here’s to hoping it smokes half as good as it looks!

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    I can't wait to see that Nording up close in pictures!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    I’ll be sure to try and get some good ones! I always pictured myself with a freehand Nording but as I was glancing through smokingpipes selections I saw this beauty and couldn’t get it out of my mind. They had another gorgeous one in the hunting line too, the smooth bison or buffalo I believe. I’m a sucker for smooth pipes though, might not be for everybody.

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    Haunted Bookshop is a great blend, it and Old Joe Krantz are my go-to burley blends when I'm in the mood for something other than VA and VA/Pers. I've heard a lot of good things about Briar Fox and do love a good krumble kake but haven't gotten around to trying it yet. But you guys need to be quiet about Bayou Morning Flake, if word gets out about how good it is I'll never be able to find it anymore. I do wish C&D would age their tobaccos some more before tinning because all the ones I've tried could use 6 months to a year in the tin before they really shine but at least they're quality tobaccos that are available.

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    Bayou Morning Flake was the first C&D blend I’ve tried and I opened it almost immediately. I’ll have to sit on it a bit longer next time around! My only minor complaint with it is that it is a touch more moist than most other VaPers I smoke straight out of the tin. Easily remedied by loading a bowl and letting it sit for an hour or two before I actually get around to lighting it.

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    Nice Haul

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
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    Love my Nørding. I hope yours brings you years of enjoyment.

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    Please post pics when you get the booty...I must resist...boy I like a few here and they are Smooth. And the
    Neerup Pipes line Smooth's are Great also.

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    Nice haul. I hope the pipe smokes great for you.

    Harris
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    I’ve read that Pennington Gap is similar to Barbary Coast, but that it has a bourbon topping instead of whisky. I’m a big fan of BC, so I’d like to try it soon

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    Go for the Old Joe Krantz next. You will not regret it...

    "the weez"...
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    Nordings are great pipes. I hope yours brings you many years of great smokes. Congrats and enjoy the heck out of it!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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    You can't go wrong for my money with Nording or C&D. Those hunting pipes are done with a flair; my wife gave me the zebra two Christmases ago, and it is always a pleasure to smoke. I think you'll be well pleased with the C&D blends; again, it's hard to go wrong.

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    Somehow in my assessment of all C&D options I overlooked Old Joe Krantz, its now on the list. And thanks, mso, I am beyond excited to receive this pipe.

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    I'm with didimau -- huge Nording lover here. My first was a freehand about 45 yrs ago that today we'd probably call a pickaxe. Still have it & it's still a fantabulous smoke & one of my faves!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    I've had a B. Barling and Sons #4065 (1/2 bent billiard) for about 2 yrs from an ebay auction and only recently realized that it was likely made by Nording for Barling due to its Made in Denmark nomenclature. It's a beaut, whoever made it.

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    Nordings in my opinion are the best bang for your buck over 50 dollars. Under 50 dollars has to be grabows(for briar). But I'm cheap when it comes to pipes.

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    The Nording Wood Pigeon arrived today! Unfortunately, I won't be able to christen it immediately but man am I excited. It's beautiful and a bit smaller than I was expecting, which I don't mind at all. Especially given the deep chamber, it still should get some hearty smokes without compromising clenching. The horn piece between the shank and stem is a fantastic touch. I've never had anything like it. I plan to make this a VaBur pipe, given that it was included in the same order as my beginning expedition into the world of VaBurs. Though I seem to always end up smoking Capstan Blue in all of my pipes and I couldn't imagine not smoking Bayou Morning in it either so perhaps its more safe to just call it a Va/VaBur/VaPer pipe... I plan the first smoke to be my first ever tasting of Haunted Bookshop. I'll let you all know what I think! Here's some prelim pictures I snapped before I had to zoom off to work. A nice touch with the Hunting line, it came with a lovely "tube" with a picture of a pipe-smoking man holding a shotgun walking a forested scene with a hunting dog in tow. I didn't capture the tube or the lovely birdseye on the rim of the bowl, I can update with more comprehensive pictures later when I have more time.


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    Had my first smoke of C&D's Haunted Bookshop in the new Nording. I have no complaints. The pipe smoked perfectly and cool. Passed a pipe cleaner no problem. Also, I loved Haunted Bookshop. It was my first Va/Bur and I am looking forward to cracking in to the other Va/Burs I purchased.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Glad your enjoying the Nørding! I was smoking mine this morning.

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    Anyone know why they call it a "Hunting pipe"?

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    Gots me, unless it was to go with the McC Nording Hunter tobacco line?

    Bill

    Posted 2 months ago #
  26. homeatsea

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    Each “Hunting pipe” is themed after a game species. This one is supposed to represent a wood pigeon. Each year they add a new species to the pipe line.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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