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Castello - The One that Got Away

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  • Started 2 years ago by The Pipe Monk
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  1. disinformatique

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    Fell in love with this one, but couldn't get it. Medical bills are a bitch, but hey we can always windowshop.

    Your views on this shape? I dont like Hawkbills except this one. Castello Sea Rock Briar Hawkbill (KKKK)




    More details here - Castello KKKK Sea Rock Hawkbill

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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    bigpond

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    Hawkbill/Diplomat hybrid...just might have been the world most perfect pipe.

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    Great looking pipe! I treasure my sea rock.

    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.
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    Just a stunning pipe. Everything about it is on point.

    Procrastinate Later. - I'll say this one day!
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    shotime

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    love to have one love sea rock

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    I love it but the stem is about 1/2" too long. Otherwise... perfection.

    Hobbyist Pipemaker - Carmette Pipes
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    Very nice, I love the castello searock finish; it is so rugged and soothing to handle. My first castello was a searock billiard and it started out performing well and has gotten to be even better with use -- a sweet, smooth smoker.

    After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

    The Hobbit
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    Your views on this shape?

    Really good SR carving but I agree with CC on this one.

    I love it but the stem is about 1/2" too long.

    Yeah, this is the stretched out, what I think of as the European style. I prefer a big fat round bowl, thicker shank with a more aggressive bend rounded out with just a short little bill for a stem.

    Reading SP's copy on this piece, I know Radice is very tight lipped about his time at the muthaship. I wish he would open up sometime so we could get some of the inside story of Castello before it is to late.

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    Sorry to hear about the medical bills, sir.

    As far as the pipe, I think Costella seldom does wrong. I find myself enjoying their designs, even on shapes that I'm usually not a fan -- the hawkbill being one of those shapes... but how can I not like that Castello version?!

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    That is simply stunning! Wish I had seen it!

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    What's not to like?

    Amazing texturing on the rustication enhanced by a very appropriate color.

    Simply awesome!

    Dot
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    Mmmmm yeah.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    lestrout

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    Actually I do like this particular style. I have several hawkbills, but most, including most of Castellos, don't appeal to me. Most look too clunky. I like certain clunky shapes, like Pete's B24 and Sav 320, but most hawkbills don't do it for me. The hawkbill shape is highly variable and somehow slight variations jump out to my eye, whereas most other shapes can get away with large departures from the norm.

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    shotime

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    love that size very nice

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  15. duffer

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    BEAUTIFUL PIPE

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