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    One of my favorite pipes, the Savinelli Author in the trevi finish, it has also become my favorite shapes.

    My wife has given me the okay to purchase another pipe, since she also partakes in the hobby and she has claimed a few of my lesser smoked pipes as her own. I like the author shape from Savinelli that I'm considering purchasing the same shape from them, but in a different finish

    Anyway, just for something to discuss...has anyone like a shaped from a particular manufacture that you bought essentially bought the same pipe in a different (or even the same) finish?

    and the one I am considering...(all though I would really like surprise my wife and get a matching set...maybe I can talking Uncle Arthur into that ).

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    My Savs are all great smokers, but the vulcanite stems oxidize like a 50 year old estate basket pipe. I bought a Hercules (model pictured above), and it started to oxidize after two smokes. None of my other pipes need as much attention as my Savs.

    I own 4 and they all seem to have the same problem. The stems all oxidize easily.

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    The stems all oxidize easily.

    hmm, interesting, I haven't had that problem with any of my Savs (fortunately), and I smoke the trevi author daily.

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    I love straight billiards and canadians, my entire collection is made up of those 2 shapes.

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    My MOST favorite shape is the waitress at my favorite restaurant!!! For pipes I tend to like odd shaped bents.

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    My MOST favorite shape is the waitress at my favorite restaurant

    LMFAO...I left the door open for that comment. I tend to perfer the shape of my wife most...hmmm, maybe I can get her turned into a meerschaum...she be much quiter (and useful) that way....crap, hope she doesn't see that.

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    I like most of the classic shapes but I usually keep my eye out for:

    Zulu/Woodstock,
    Straight Billiard
    Straight or 1/8 bent Dublins
    I'm also warming up to Pots and Pokers

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    Im particular to the horn shaped freehands and am going to try and make that shape for my first freehand, but most of my pipes are billiard shaped. I also like a calabash shape.

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    I also like a calabash shape

    Since you said that...it's a lower end pipe from Cassano, it's a calabash shape partially rusticated...be interested in some sort of trade? The downfall is out of all my pipes, this is the only one where the stem oxidizes horribly. But find I hardly use this pipe at all.

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    Straight,Rustic,Saddle bit.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
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    So far I like rusticated or blasted bents with saddle bits the best. Straights with an apple bowl are a close second.

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    I love the Canadian/Lovat/Liverpool/Lumberman. It's simple, it's classic, and I love it. That said, I've also thought that the horn shape (The oliphant over the horn)is stunning, though I doubt I will ever own one, due to the high price of this shape.

    But to be honest, the only shape that I DON'T like is the Duke/Don.

    Now, I've noticed a tendency for this forum to get rather silly.
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    Fat, bent, apple, pot, egg, volcano shapes. Smooth, rusted or blasted. Some silver work is a plus.

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    I started to write about long-shanked pipes, but you know, in the end its easier to say that I am not a huge fan of figural carved pipes, vest pipes (ala roley), nor the stack/tankard shape. Pretty much anything else has a place for me.

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    I only collect and smoke straight billiards, my pipe of choice for more years than I can remember.

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    bulldogs

    cobs, old briars, and burley
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    I'm not sure that I actually have a favorite shape.
    I have volcanos, Dublins, pokers, free hands, calabashes, even a panel calabash (my wife calls the ice cream dish)...
    While I have a couple of sand blast pipes, the vast majority is smooth straight grains.
    So I guess my favorite shape is smooth straight grains.


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    Most of my pipes are 3/4 to 1/2 bent bulldogs, but I'm not sure its my favorite. I buy what I can afford and these just happen to be pipes I like that I could afford. If I had to choose I would say I like 3/4 to full bents and the shape just depends on the pipe.

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    My favorites? Calabash, mostly, followed by long stem straights. Really like the rustic/smooth mix.

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    I'm a big fan of pokers and dublins have caught my fancy, also. I tend to err towards the straight ones and I've been contemplating going with more of a classic straight billiard with my next pipe.

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    I go with Ace on this one

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    A deep bowl with a long neck and a wide curvature of the spine hotness...

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    I like just about any shape as long as it isn't a volcano. Just can't stand the look of them. I prefer apple and bulldog. For me it is more about having a bend no matter the shape.

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    I'm still partial to this shape, don't know the proper name for it, but it makes my stem go from bent to straight every time I look at it.

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    I'm still partial to this shape, don't know the proper name for it, but it makes my stem go from bent to straight every time I look at it.

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    I bought my wife one of those, but she won't wear it out in public

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    well my favorite shape is the one in the picture of HOBIE1DOG!! and on pipes i like apples, pokers, and bulldogs

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    ivan...hey man, you've got to change your avatar pic tonite....I do not like to look at snakes.

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    Thanks Hobie . Reminded me I need to bake a batch of buns!

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