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Chris Asteriou Duo

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  • Started 3 years ago by peckinpahhombre
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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and haven't had a lot of time for our collective hobby. I haven't checked ebay in weeks and have barely bought any tobacco to speak of.

    However, when I was alerted to a new SP release featuring some pipes by Chris Asteriou, I just had to move. I have long been a big fan of Chris' pipes and have really wanted to add one or two to the fold.

    The first pipe I picked up was a sandblasted morta rhodesian with bamboo; the second was a smooth liverpool with a moose antler shank treatment.

    Chris does lovely work and I am happy to welcome these two to the rotation.









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    Those are real beauties Peck, I particularly like the bamboo treatment, but the smooth is quite beautiful as well.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    That liverpool is a beauty! As a fellow architect, I quite look up to Chris' work. The architectural discipline tends to be allographic; we prepare the documents that allow other skilled builders to realize the artwork. I envy his ability to make such beautiful objects with his own hands as well!

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    Nice Pipes Peck!

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    I follow Chris' work closely. I think he might just be the best maker currently in the business.
    Those are simply gorgeous.

    Al

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    Great taste as usual, peck. Enjoy.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Are they added to the rotation or to the museum?

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    Nice!! I sure hope you smoke them.

    Michael
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    Sounds like you've been real busy...hope you aren't running low on tobacco!

    A couple of real good looking pipes there. Enjoy.

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    Surely the ugliest pipes i have seen in recent times. Even uglier now that they find themselves company to the hideous monsters to which they find themselves.....company?

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Particularly elegant Liverpool. Enjoy!

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    The Liverpool is magnificent! Happy puffing with them!

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    Nice pipes, Peck!

    I haven't seen two more differentiated pipes from the same carver in a long time, and really like the way Mr. Asteriou delivers excellence through different finish levels, shapes and material. I agree with Al, that Chris is a carver to watch right now.

    -- Pat

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    You won't be sorry Peck, Chris' pipes smoke like a dream, beauties they are, enjoy.
    banjo

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    wow gorgeous! I really like the straight pipe.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    One of the most interesting pieces of bamboo I've seen, and immaculately incorporated.

    -Ryan Alden
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    Besides the looks, Chris's work and dedication to detail is phenomenal. The smoking quality of his pipes is amazing and the inspiration on this guy is endless. I am lucky enough to have 10 of his pipes and they all smoke great. Very well balanced and can take all the abuse you can give them. Enjoy them my friend and make sure that you buy more before the production won't be able to meet the demand....

    Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
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    Chris and I just struck a deal for a commission, can you guess the shape? Stay tuned.

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    Chris and I just struck a deal for a commission, can you guess the shape?

    Oh! Oh! OH! I know this... You're having a panel billiard made. Something in a Group 7, and rusticated. Right?

    *grin*

    Can't wait to see what Chris does with a Chunkdesian.

    -- Pat

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    That's funny Al. I have also been talking to Chris about a commission. Great minds think alike.

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    I especially like the smooth pipe for its subtle nuanced interpretation of the shape, the slender but not fragile shank, and the tapered bowl, that still says more billiard than brandy to me. The bright light band is another nice touch, just short of being jarring. He really has control of his medium and does wonders with decisive but understated design. I can never keep my Canadians, Liverpools, and Lumberman straight, but this is a beauty by any name. The bamboo shank pipe is also exquisite, but the smooth pipe stole the show for me.

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    Chris set the hook on Facebook with this one....

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    Besides the looks, Chris's work and dedication to detail is phenomenal. ... Enjoy them my friend and make sure that you buy more before the production won't be able to meet the demand.

    This ^^^^

    Chris has gone from hobbyist to one of the best pipemakers on the planet in a VERY short time. In the Internet Age, the secret won't stay a secret for long.

    I strongly recommend that you set aside any plans you might have for new acquisitions if they are something that's routinely available (Petes, Castellos, Dunhills, etc.) and get an Asteriou while you can. They will soon be as difficult to find for sale as any of the Scandinavian grandmasters, and as correspondingly expensive when you do.

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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  24. pipesdownunder

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    One of my favourite bamboo pipes in the Black Forrest by Batson. Real nice. Nice pick ups Pec!

    Posted 3 years ago #

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