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Dunhill pipes... Should I buy?

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  1. waznyf

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking at a couple of Dunhill pipes on eBay and although they are gorgeous, they are pricey. I am willing to pay the price but I would like to know of you think it is worth it.
    I'm sure there are other brands or pipe makers whose quality mathes Dunhill or surpasses it but I guess I don't know who that might be. Maybe experimentation is the best option? Hopefully you can all give me your opinion as to whether Dunhill pipes are as good as their price claims and if not could you recommend other brands/makers who are just as good and cheaper at the same time.
    Thanks!

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    If "you" think you need a Dunhill, then its worth it. Make sure you by from a person has it described and has a tad of pipe knowledge. Myself even though I own a few Dunhills am happy smoking Petersons

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    If you are looking for an opinion mate, include a link or some other way for us to have a look. I wish you the best of luck mate, enjoy

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    Excellent Pipes..If you can get a good price on them.

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    I am one of few who believe they really are worth the money. I have one, and it is one of the best smokers I have, there is just something different about it. I have a good friend, an older english gentleman, who swears by them. I really think there is something different about them, better, I think so, others may not.

    If I had the funds, I would buy a few

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    It's all relevant to what you can afford. If you can afford Dunhills, then buy them. Personally, I can't afford to spend that much on one pipe, but if I could I would

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    I have one more thought on this. An inexpensive basket pipe is a piece of wood, as is for instance a $600.00 brand new Root Briar Dunhill. If the basket pipe is a decent piece of briar it will do the same job as the Dunhill. Are most people going to notice the White Dot on the stem of your Dunhill, probably not.

    What this all boils down to is the status of smoking a peice of pipe smoking history. If you purchase a new Dunhill a lot of the work is done by machine, not by old craftsmen. Most of them have left and started there own companies. I just purchased a great pipe made by an up and coming pipemaker. I paid considerably less then a Dunhill and this was made just like pipes where made 70 to 80 years ago. It smokes like a dream and I consider it a much better smoker then the Dunhill Shell Briar pipe from 1955 that I have owned for over 20 years.

    Just use caution on eBay if you do decide to take that route. If I was laying out several hundred bucks, the seller netter have a return policy and deal mainly in pipes. I know in another thread I was writing about ebay, but most of the pipes I buy are in the 40-70 buck range and at that price I personally can afford to take a chance.

    Good luck in whatever you do. If you do buy a Dunhill I hope you have many years of smoking enjoyment from it. Personally I would buy several High Grade Petersons!!!!!!

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    Dunhills are certainly worth the money. It comes down to your own preference. High grade Charatans, high grade GBD's , high grade Upshalls would be three good brands to look for if you would like to see similar quality pipes in the same price range.
    Some great Italian pipes in that price range too. Ser Jacopo, Ardor, Caminetto, Castello, Don Carlos, Rinaldo, Mastro de Paja.
    And you could always buy American made pipes with your money too! Rad Davis, Kurt Huhn, Wayne Teipen, Jody Davis, Mark Tinsky all make amazing pipes for the money.
    You could pick any name from the list, just find the style that you like the most. All of them make excellent pipes.

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    I got to smoke a Dunhill and Daidhoff recently sorry to say to me there was no difference in how they smoked compaired to some of the low and mid range pipes I own was it better than a Dr Grabow yeah was it better than a Peterson ARAN? nope. Ive got some basket pipes that ran me between 20 and 50 bucks that smoke just as good.
    Thats just my oppinion and I do have different tasts in pipes than most.

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    If "you" think you need a Dunhill, then its worth it.

    It couldn't be said much better than that. Just like all pipe smokers justify buying more pipes than they need. It's a bug, if you think you need one, you're never going to be able to let that feeling go. if you can afford it, make some form of justification *cough* excuses *cough*to yourself and don't hold back!

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    If you’re looking for something comparable, many consider Castello to be the Italian equivalent.

    I’ve owned several Dunhills over the years and I think they’re excellent pipes. Fit, finish and materials are all top notch. Not to be argumentative, Jaysin, but to claim a Peterson Aran or a $20 to $50 basket pipe is comparable to a Dunhill is quite a claim indeed. The stem work on the average Dunhill alone is enough to differentiate it from a basket pipe or even an Aran.

    A few years ago I became more interested in handmade pipes from North America so I started selling and trading most of the Dunhills to make room in the racks and free up some capital. Dunhills do retain quite a bit of their value, so you’ll always find a buyer if/when you decide to sell it. And I agree with Lonestar, for the same amount of money you can get a one of a kind, hand made pipe. But the bottom line is you should smoke the pipe that YOU like.

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    I'd love to own a Dunhill as they are certainly part of pipe smoking history. But they are also out of my price range! I do have a Dunhill factory second that, despite the draft hole being off centre, smokes really well. For my budget I do love Northern Briars which is a one man independent British company that make excellent pipes in the £100 - £200 range.

    As has been said before, only you can decide if a Dunhill is "worth" the money.

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    I have always wanted one but never wanted to pay the price. Im happy with the way my lower end pipes smoke and they look good too.

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    BigVan like I said thats just my oppinion. I did not see any difference in how they smoked compaired to my Aran or some of my basket pipes. Dont get me wrong they are nice pipes and the fit is amazing I just didnt see a difference in how they smoked.

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    Have you searched on eCig-City promo code, I mostly buy my pipes from there but I dont know your one is available there or not, you need to search there.

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    Somehow I doubt the original poster is going to see your link. He hasn't posted in 5 years!

    And although I doubted, I looked anyway, and see no tobacco pipes at "ECig City."

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    LOL, say, Mr Threadomancer, maybe I'll click that link and get into vaping while I'm there! Thank you so much for answer question! What helper!

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    Yes, you should buy a Dunhill.

    Surprised the "visitor" is still here. A bot??

    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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    You are buying a name...if it is an older Dunhill like from the 80's an older and the price is good for you, then go ahead and buy it...but todays Dunhill pipes...the newer ones are not worth the $$'s you are paying for it. All you are buying is name recognition...they don't smoke better than an older Comoy or GBD...older because they used better wood aged better and longer and cured better and longer...that is my opinion and that is what you are getting...everyone's opinion.

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    The only Donnie I have is my birth year. I’ve never desired to own another. There are many pipes out there that are better value than Dunhill.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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