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Dunhill Root Briar 4103 Cavalier

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  1. thesmokindragon

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    Not my style, but let's chat about Cavalier style smokers, any of you
    out there?
    http://www.alpascia.com/detail.asp?detail=23668

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    My God, no. Even the name Cavalier makes me think of a limp-wristed 18th century British fop with a pinch of snuff in one hand and an elaborate lace hankie in the other

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  4. sebastian

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    Strange looking contraption.

    Being a Dunhill, I have no doubt that its a good smoker, but it seems impractical and rather unweildy. I think I'll pass.

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    I don't know about Dunhill, but I had a Chevy Cavalier in college and that thing left a trail of smoke like nobody's business.

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  6. numbersix

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    Hmm - while it's not my style, I can see someone liking it. Definitely has a modern look to it and I'll bet it smokes well too.

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  7. captainsousie

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    Not really a fan of that exact cav but I do like the style.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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    [I don't know about Dunhill, but I had a Chevy Cavalier in college and that thing left a trail of smoke like nobody's business.]

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Not really a fan of that exact cav but I do like the style

    Same here.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
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  10. nsfisher

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    Not my kind of thing, but opinions vary.

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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  11. papipeguy

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    First Dunhill is thinking about dropping the name from their pipes and now this thing? I'm wondering if someone over there has lost his mind. Anyone remember the Cadillac Cimarron? It nearly destroyed that marque.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Anyone remember the Cadillac Cimarron? It nearly destroyed that marque.

    Back in my showbiz days, a friend worked in marketing for Cadillac Motor Division. I was trying to convince him that buyers didn't equate luxury automobiles to battleships like his current large Cadillac models anymore -- BMW and other smaller, leaner, better handling luxury cars were eating Cadillac alive.

    I saw him at the Detroit Auto Show the following year and he was all grins, saying Cadillac got the message -- they were coming out with the new Cimarron and it would premier at the Show!

    Well of course, it turned out to be a Chevy Cavalier with extra chrome and leather seats. Went over like a fart in church -- even the wheels cautioned marketing not to refer to the Cimarron as a Cadillac LOL.

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  13. joshwolftree

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    I've like the look of Cavalier's, I agree tho that one particularly doesn't speak to me...I have yet to try one as I haven't found one in my price range.

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    Interesting look, I suppose, but I'm more a traditionalist. Also, that looks like a "Hands On" only pipe, and if I can't hang my pipe off my teeth after I strike the fire, it's no good to me. I'm rarely sitting around doing nothing at all, my hands are almost always busy, so my pipes all have to be light enough, and comfortable enough to hold in my teeth (I HATE MY P-LIP!!!!!). Oh, and the bit needs to be durable enough that I can't bite a hole in it too easy because I tend to chew a little when my hands and brain are both in high gear.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I am not a fan, but if someone were to give me one I wouldn't say no.

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1950
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    @rothnh

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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    For a company trying to go smoke free, they're trying to bring out new styles to the line?

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” Patrick Henry
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    I was actually trying to find a good cav just to have in the stable & see how it smokes, but I ain't got one yet.

    That Dunhill shape was designed in 1956, I almost won a Parker version, but no dice.

    One of the better reference pages I found about the Cavalier shape was this:
    http://www.pipephil.com/article-2304682.html
    ...you can use googtrans for the French to get a rough idea, and some gems of machine mistranslation along the way like this:
    "Dare to express negative criticism against his majesty Dunhill: the junction between the bowl and the stem is particularly sloppy blowjob for this model."

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    GBD made an interesting Cavalier style pipe, I've missed a few on Ebay. I find this design, with the screw off briar bottom to be far more appealing than the Duhill versions. The Dunhill does have a big of steam punk to it, but overall, I'm not a big fan.

    Al

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    I have a few Cavaliers, I like the shape. But I never bought the Dunhill Cavalier. Too much money for a pipe. The one I like the most is the one created by Ascorti.

    Kindly regards

    Gerrit Jan

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    Intersesting gerritjan. How do they smoke compared to a standard pipe? Post some pix of your pipes if possible.

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    I have a GBD in that shape in my collection. When it arrived the box also contained the original invoice from the 60's. I thought that was cool.

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  23. yadan

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    Well, I like the style, which shouldn't be too surprising since I also like Falcons, Vikings and Kirstens.

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
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    @All,

    Well they smoke very comfortable, are easy to hold in your hand. You must like the shape and if you do you can choose a lot diffences in the shape. I advise you to use Google Images and search on Cavalier pipe ....then you will find a lot of different shapes.
    This Ascorti is my favouritez;

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. foggymountain

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    Does the bottom screw off for cleaning?

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    Yes, foggymountain, that is typically for a cavalier.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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