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First Radice (Chubby)

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  1. ssjones

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    Adding a Radice and a Chubby were each on my pipe wish list and I knocked them out with one new addition. My NJ friend had this neat chubby Radice and I couldn't pass it up. It is stamped with an "O" and I couldn't find out much about what that signifies on the web. It was only lightly smoked but I gave it a salt/everclear soak after a light reaming and I'll give it a try tomorrow. I've never really smoked a nosewarmer (I had one Hackert I smoked one bowl out of before selling), so I'll have to report back.





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    It's cute, Al I like that style, particularly the large bowl and the fat shank & stem.

    I only have one "nosewarmer." mine's quite old and currently unaccounted for (in storage somewhere) -- a blasted bulldogish style with an amber stem, made in France (I think).

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    Al I got a Radice called a June bug, little short fat thing, kind of like me LOL. Really good smoker I believe you will really like yours. The old cajun

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    It looks like my style of pipe. I really like the short nosewarmers. Hope she smokes as good as she looks for ya.

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    I've missed a few estate June Bugs in the past year, good to know they smoke well. This one is pretty light at 53 grams. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

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    I'm very impressed with how this one smokes. A wide open, Castello like draw and experience. The button is even just slightly better than my Castellos. I'll look forward to breaking this one in an building a little cake, as the first smoke was cool and dry. It has a pretty big bowl giving it just over an hour smoke. The only issue it doesn't securely fit in any of my racks. (but came with a nice Radice stamped foam case)

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    Nice little Radice Al. Enjoy!

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    it is stamped with an "O"

    "O"'s on a Radice indicate that they have a wooden insert between the shank and stem.

    I had one Hackert

    I've always wanted to try one of his pipes!

    I'm very impressed with how this one smokes

    I am impressed with Radice too! Mine smokes very well, and I too love the button on the stem. It is the narrowest and most comfortable stem I have owned yet. Mine (a silk cut apple) has a huge bowl too.

    I really like your pipe!

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    Very cool pipe!

    "O"'s on a Radice indicate that they have a wooden insert between the shank and stem.

    I have a Radice Rind "o" and it has no wooden insert.

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    I have a Radice Rind "o" and it has no wooden insert.

    Hmm, this is where I found that info. Also, smoking pipes typically labels any with an insert as a "O."
    Radice Guide to Grading

    Maybe they forgot to add the wood on yours

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    This
    Radice Grading

    is from Radice's site, and although it does not mention all of the stamps, it is still pretty useful.

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    I have a few Radice and they are top notch. I love the one you got Al - I need one like that.

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    My Radice smokes great and they are so well built. This is a great pocket pipe, bring it next time to the meet-up.

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    That is a fine looking Radice Al. Congratulations.

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    Thanks for the Radice info. I'm still not certain what grade it is, but keep hearing the O is for an optional wood insert.

    My buddy still has this Radice chubby Rind available:

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  16. gray4lines

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    Oh, that's a great pipe! (I actually think it's a a "silk cut" becasue it's blasted). Is it new or estate? If it's an estate at a decent price I might be interested!

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