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  1. jchaplick

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    Ive really been looking hard at these, does anyone have any experience with them? If some one could post a review of one i would be very appreciative.

    Im looking at these as maybe a hunting or outdoor pipe. Take the stem and two or three bowls pre filled wrapped in seran wrap or tin foil to smoke as the day progresses.

    Any info would be nice

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  2. tobakenist

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    They are an excellent travel pipe, easy to maintain and like you say, carry extra bowls.

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    I am not young enough to know everything.
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    Not my cup of tea.

    Personally I've never had a problem carrying a pipe or two plus a roll-up tobacco pouch; through the woods, on the water, etc.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I had a Falcon for quite a while (until some one walked off with it from the pub) and I think it would be perfect for what you want. The metal stems are quite strong and the bowls are easy to change. It also means you can build up your pipe collection for just the price of the new bowls. That makes it cheaper to have a bowl for each style of tobacco you smoke. I would certainly have another Falcon. They are a "love them or hate them" kind of pipe though!

    Albert Einstein said "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs"
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    I have six and really like them. I turn off the bowl after each smoke and just wipe them out then I blow down the stem, it's good to go. Nice cool clean smoke and if You pack it to tight turn off the bowl and just push up the baccy a bit with a pipe tool. The stem is not to be re moved but it can be but I don't. Myself I just use a pipe cleaner every 2 days on mine.

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    Nope, don't like them.

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    About Falcon pipes, they are okay but I got tired of having to wipe out the humidome after every smoke with a tissue, that gets old real quick and I have never had a problem carrying a couple of pipes and a pouch of tobacco with me, whether on land, air or sea.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Have 2, like them, but they aren't my go to every day pipes.

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    I am interested in one of those as well and I have heard exactly what withnail said Love it or hate it. I love the fact that you can have several bowls and one stem cutting down the expenses.

    @ Marc: what do you mean by humidome and why the wipe out is so bad, we have to clean our pipes anyways

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    I am interested in one of those as well and I have heard exactly what withnail said Love it or hate it. I love the fact that you can have several bowls and one stem cutting down the expenses.

    @ Marc: what do you mean by humidome and why the wipe out is so bad, we have to clean our pipes anyways

    The humidome is the trap beneath the Falcon bowl that collects the moisture and when you smoke as many bowls as I do in a day having to unscrew the bowl, wipe it out, then screw the bowl back on before the next smoke just becomes a pain in the butt, at least for me it was, there is a big difference between running a pipe cleaner through a pipe after a smoke and having to disassemble a pipe after a smoke, too much interval maintenance required to be all day smoker for me, so my Falcon pipe smoking experience was short lived.

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    I smoke My Falcon about 15-18 bowls a day, takes Me about 6sec. to remove bowl wipe out and turn bowl back on.

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    I smoke My Falcon about 15-18 bowls a day, takes Me about 6sec. to remove bowl wipe out and turn bowl back on.

    If I was retired and stayed at home it might be a different story, but I smoke a lot while driving on business travel and it is not conducive to safe driving while trying to clean a pipe between smokes at 70 mph.

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    If I was retired and stayed at home it might be a different story, but I smoke a lot while driving on business travel and it is not conducive to safe driving.

    Marc, You hit it head on. It is a pipe for just sitting around and not for messing with when You need both hands free. I'm retired so it works well for Me at home. Most of the time when I go some place I take a pipe that I don't have to mess with wiping out.

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    If I was retired and stayed at home it might be a different story, but I smoke a lot while driving on business travel and it is not conducive to safe driving.

    Marc, You hit it head on. It is a pipe for just sitting around and not for messing with when You need both hands free. I'm retired so it works well for Me at home. Most of the time when I go some place I take a pipe that I don't have to mess with wiping out.

    Other than that, I have no issues with a Falcon pipe and would recommend to anyone! It's a great way to build a pipe rotation at minimal expense, a stem and three bowls and you are good to go!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I have a Falcon and i find it to always be a nice smoke

    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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    I have a couple of Falcons and and a couple of the Dr. Grabow "Vikings". I make a filter ring from a pipe cleaner and put it in the humidrome and get 3 or 4 smokes before I need to clean the humidrome (learned a new word today). They smoke well and are almost indistructable.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I have a Falcon pipe that doesn't get much use, though Im not really sure why. Its a very nice smoke and I have to say that out of all the estate pipes I own, it was the easiest to restore. Remove bowl, swab the inside with Everclear. Take a paper towl dipped in Everclear and swab out the metal chamber bottom. Run Everclear soaked stem through the inside and it is good to go.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. jackmartinwesterns

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    I love Falcon pipes and have several - I always find them a cool and satisfying smoke and although I have a few far more expensive pipes, including a forty year old Dunhill, I tend to smoke my falcon more than any other pipe. My limited edition Falcon white tip is beautiful. Not for nothing are Falcon the world's bestselling pipe

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  19. condorlover1

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    Falcon Pipes. I have said it before and I will say it again. I loath them and associate that pipe with flat hat wearing open toe sandal wearing people from 'up North' who go on holiday to Blackpool and keep racing pigeons or ferrets and smoke St Bruno and stay in the same boarding house every year! The DNA from which nightmares evolve from after eating too much port and cheese!

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  20. dochudson

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    they are what they are.. some guys like red-heads and some guy can't handle them. imo, if you are using it correctly and changing out the bowls after a smoke or two how much overhead can it add to either use a tissue or just give the pipe a good shake.

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  21. mikestanley

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    I picked up an estate Falcon when I bought
    A meerschaum bowl from Meerqueen. This
    combination works pretty well for me. It's
    a favored pipe for when an aromatic fits the
    agenda like indoor cold weather,family home
    smokes.
    Mike S.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    I bought an Extra and Hunter Falcons with a Plymouth and Dover bowls at GQTobaccos. I love the pipes, I really recommend them. They are inexpensive, they actually look cool, the bowls break in and cake really well, and they are so fricking easy to clean and maintain. My advice is: go for it, mate!

    However, unfortunately, my experience with CGTobaccos has been less good. Besides taking a while before shipping, he said he would include something extra because of the delay. When the parcel got home, I realized I was sent the wrong amount of pipe cleaners (as in "less" than what I ordered, of course) and the wrong bowl; as well, there was no "extra" as promised.

    As the bowl was too heavy for my liking, I wanted it changed. So I contacted the retailer to tell him about my situation. Instead of having me return it to ship the right one, he tried to get out of it by offering extra pipe cleaners, were I "happy to keep the wrong bowl".

    Well, why did I contact him in the first place, if I was happy about the bowl? Because I felt like chatting with people?

    I will not reorder there.

    For those looking to order some Falcon in the UK, may I warmly and strongly recommend My Smoking Shop UK instead? I have ordered there numerous times. The staff is smashing, the orders ship the next day and they make it home within 8-10 business days without issues (besides once, the parcel got misplaced but it was not the retailer's fault).

    Life is a junkyard: you never know what awaits you.

    JD
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    I have had an estate Falcon for about 3 years and just started smoking it for the first time last week.
    Nice enough pipe and gives a decent smoke. I'll keep smoking it on occasion.

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    I really like them, but have found they are best suited to smoking my beloved Lakeland blends, and especially Condor. The synergy is undeniable, the smokes celestial. I think briar and meerschaum outperform Falcons on most tobaccos, but not by much. Drawing your puffs across the pool of juice in the humidome imparts its own special twang to the flavor imho. I've got two stems and two bowls and fire them up regularly. If lost or stolen I'd get two more, STAT!

    Posted 1 month ago #
  25. darwin

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    Get a meer bowl for that Falcon and any performance differences will disappear.

    New member. Old piper.
    Posted 1 month ago #
  26. jamespworth

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    I have one and like it, good if you are on a budget as you can swap the bowls out. It's very easy to clean and smokes pretty well though I suppose it depends what you are comparing it too. I think for the price they are worth having.

    Edit: One thing I have noticed though they smoke quite cool for the most part, when you get to the bottom of the bowl the metal does heat up a bit.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  27. mso489

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    I don't own one (a Falcon) and have never had a strong enough yin to buy one, but the enthusiasm
    of those who have them makes me a believer. They're not expensive and are very durable, and
    people feel comfortable hauling them everywhere. I'm just so attached to the concept of the bowl
    and wooden shank all in a piece, all of my pocket pipes are briar or cob.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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