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Dunhill 838 patent-era ODA (diamond shank squat bulldog)

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  1. georged

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    I recently did a video about making the stem on this pipe, then realized if I sent it back without taking a full set of pipe-centric photos in addition to the stem-centric ones that cap the video, I'd regret it. 838's are RARE.

    So I did.

    Dunhill's 838 shape perfectly captures the concept "tastefully outrageous" imo. Very edgy in 2018... imagine the reaction they got in stuffy-conservative 1954!

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    That's a stunning Bulldog.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Love that pipe-

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    Gotta agree. A really fine looking pipe.

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    Incredible work. Incredible pipe!

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    Holy crap! Stunning, the pipe, the stem, the whole finished pipe! Wow!

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    No white dot required to show orientation of that stem is required.
    Georgeous pipe!

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    Like waves on the beach.

    Al

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    Oh, yeah. She's a beaut. Reminds me of a chopped and channeled '40 Ford.

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    Another fantastic pipe posting! And here I thought the squat bulldog was a recent phenomena. Gorgeous, stunning shape. Perfect. Part of the reason why I love it is its length, which although it looks longer than the usual bulldog, probably isn't.

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  11. paulie66scandinavian

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    Love me all these squat bulldogs,stunning work ,look at that stem ,how artfully shaped,magnifique

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Well done on that tapered stem. Great photo skills too.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    Beautiful pipe!

    Procrastinate Later. - I'll say this one day!
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    What a CLASSIC! Outstanding work on that one!..........
    Edgy to say the least. I get that "atomic-age" vibe from this shape, although the shape probably pre-dates that.... (T'was before my time, so IDK....... ) The whole flying saucer, space age thing comes to mind.
    I love this shape, and I was a diehard straight billiard fanboy for a LOT of years.......... thanks for posting this!........

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    Wow that pipe is terrific. I love those wavy shells!

    Thanks George!

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    Part of the reason why I love it is its length, which although it looks longer than the usual bulldog, probably isn't.

    838's are all dead-on 6.5"

    Big, but not too big; long, but not too long.

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    What's the deal on the white dot in the stem? Those that are knowledgeable will know the stem is replacement and that the dot is not original, although to me having the manufacturer's mark was a sign of originality, so in this case a sign of a faithful reproduction?

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    Uh, stem is straight as hell. Don't need a pipe like that. Go ahead and keep it.

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    Uh, stem is straight as hell. Don't need a pipe like that. Go ahead and keep it.

    Yeah, yeah...

    heads up to board... This is one of KCghost's daily smokers:

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    Now that the know they will all be smoking them.

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    re: Dunhill's 838 shape perfectly captures the concept "tastefully outrageous" imo. Very edgy in 2018... imagine the reaction they got in stuffy-conservative 1954!

    In my opinion (tho' as George knows) I am very partial to these ODA 838's (and God has been asked to bless George for his efforts), I think that these are the most ultimately elegant of all pipes. The shape started showing up I seem to remember in the early 1900's, but in these ODA's a very artistic person designed/carved such elegant proportions! I wish there were documents acknowledging such work!

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    This is KCghost smoking his all-time favorite pipe:

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    I like how the pipe sits in his hand. But can you yourself imagine having to wrestle with that thing? Would seem to be useful as a club, however.

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    The above pipe (the 838) arrived today! George's work on this pipe is even better in person than you see in the pictures!
    If you viewed the videos in the pipe repair section, you'll see the fine points that he sees, but I don't see (until he pointed them out). Am filling it up now for it's (new) maiden smoke!
    Thank you George Dibos!

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. woodsroad

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    A stunning pipe, lovingly restored. Kudos.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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