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First Ser Jacopo

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  1. anthonyrosenthal74

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    So... it's goes something like this. There were these four pipes I was trying to decide on which to purchase. I even went to Duane (Embers) to help me choose. And the one he chose for me was absolutely awesome! Problem is, they all were absolutely awesome, and I still couldn't make up my mind with his help. So I put the names of the pipes all into a random generator, sort of like drawing them from a hat. By then a fifth pipe had entered the mix... couldn't help it... it was awesome too! Anyway, I did this a number of times, each time taking one off the list until there was two left to choose from. So I did it one last time and....... of for crap sake! I ended up visiting another site and accidentally bought this one instead!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp7nIOvQ7pI&list=PL9YviwW2ShM8KY1YbVbFmRmNgon-9yjBo&index=11&t=6s

    It's all Ember's fault!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Al Pascia has the best pipe porn. Great looking pipe! Enjoy!

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    Wow, so much good stuff going on here! The brown stain looks great! And the silverwork! This is probably the only pipe that can pull off that stem!

    Dunhill will return.
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    Oh my! Nice pipe! Good choice.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. agnosticpipe

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    Wow, beautiful! I have a few Ser Jacopo pipes and they are among my favorite smokers. Congrats to you and Duane!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to this one (well we always do, right?) because it's my first Ser Jacopo. Luckily, coming from Al Pascia it shouldn't be to long a wait. They ship to the states wicked fast.

    Al Pascia has the best pipe porn
    Indeed!

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Wow. That’s a hell of a pipe Anthony
    Enjoy it well sir.

    Love the silver...shape is nice too. Looks like a very comfortable pipe

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I do love that silver work.

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    Yep, that's a beauty. I like Ser Jacopo. My sweetest smoker is one. Enjoy!

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    Beautiful pipe, sir, and a good choice.

    Oh yea, enjoy the heck out of her!

    Home is the sailor, home from sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Nice!!! Love that band and silver work. The white stem really sets her off.

    Michael
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    I love everything about this pipe! Beautiful.

    Neal
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    That's a beauty there Anthony! I LOVE that band! Great choice! I think you and I have similar tastes in that sort of area. The stem looks great too and love the contrast! Enjoy the heck out it brother!

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    That is a sweet looking pipe. Very classy and well shaped. Congrats on a fine addition to your collection.

    Harris
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I have a SJ blast Dublin with a slightly bent serpentine shank and stem, one of my five or six really up-market pipes. Wide-open draw, light weight, and big-big bowl. Definitely one of my favorites in a stable in which it's hard to choose. You'll like your SJ.

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    Fantastic pipe! Love that band.

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    Thanks all! And oh yes, I fully intend to enjoy the heck out of this one!

    Going into the weekend, I'm sure, will play a part in how long it takes to get to Texas from Italy, but I'll keep you all informed. I was blown away by how quickly I received my last order from them.

    The order was place U.S. Central Standard time at about 8:00 PM. I received an Email at 9:22 AM stating it was in the couriers hands. So we'll see how this goes this time around.

    Anybody else love this stuff as much as I do???

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Hope you love it - looks awesome! I have 2 Ser Jacopos and they're both great smokers. Al Pascia is a real class act, it will get to you faster than a lot of places in the states - and gift wrapped too!

    Goo Goo g’joob
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    Al Pascia is a real class act, it will get to you faster than a lot of places in the states - and gift wrapped too!
    I know. I ordered a L'Anatra from them once before. Three days to Texas... I want to say two, but time zones and everything... anyway, it's confusing. But still... I rarely get a state-side order in that amount of time. The gift wrapping is a special touch that I just love. Nobody else does that. I love most of our US sellers, but they could all learn a thing or two from Al Pascia when it comes to style.

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    Not too shabby, I'm happy to see the grain pattern carry all the way around. I noticed the silver-work on these & the Mastero De Pajas, when I was looking into buying a lowly Geppetto.

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    Well the package isn't moving quite as fast as my first pipe from Al Pascia, but it's certainly moving. However it's still only Sunday. It has recently left Italy and is now at Roissy Charles De Gaulle airport in France according to my last shipping update. So either it's about begin it's flight to the United States, or it may well already be in the air. Regardless of how fast it gets to Texas, I wouldn't expect it delivered tomorrow. So I'm crossing my fingers for a Monday delivery, which would still be quite quick, being 5 days or three business days. Closer to two business days considering it was ordered late Wednesday night. I actually enjoy watching tracking on an order from overseas, seeing where it travels too before ultimately being loaded on a plane to begin the journey here.

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    That is a very, very sweet pipe Sir ! Some of my best smokeres are SJ's and their elaborated silverwork is to die ( or kill )
    for

    For some odd sentimental reason I prefer the older red coral dot ones and I own some L2 and even L3 ( now discontinued ) ones.
    Please keep us posted.

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    The Ser Jacopo is now in the U.S.A having arrived in Memphis Tennessee at 2:48 Am Sunday morning.... wait... it departed France at 12:18 AM Sunday... What??? Oh yeah, time zones and all that For a moment I thought perhaps they'd shipped the pipe via SR-71 Regardless, the pipe is making great time. I'm not certain why it had to stop in Tennessee before moving on to Texas as it's only a 9 to 11 hour flight... I looked it up. But the tracking does show International Shipment Release, so I suppose there's an international shipping hub there. Although, I don't recall overseas packages stopping there before in the past. But I'm not complaining! The scheduled arrival was for 10:30 AM Monday, and has been updated to 8:05-9:40 AM Monday. The pipe is certainly getting some sight seeing, having left Italy to visit France, and now Memphis Tennessee. I do hope it took some time to visit Graceland. If it arrives wearing a white jumpsuit, I'll be impressed!

    Now to put this into perspective. If the pipe arrives at around 9:00 AM Monday, after I placed the order at 9:00 PM Wednesday, that is a time of 4 and 1/2 days from the time of order to the time of arrival, from Milan Italy to Fort Worth Texas. That's some wicked fast shipping.

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    Sounds great Anthony, My Congrats,You did it right, and Yes, based on my experience Italian vendors are offering the very fastest shipping services ever imaginable, by this day, can't understand how they managing to do this.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    can't understand how they managing to do this.
    It must be some sort of dark magic!

    Well, I just checked the tracking again, and it seems the pipe has left Memphis and is likely airborne again. With less than a two hour flight to (most likely) Alliance Airport which brings in FedEx planes, there's a good chance I might even see the very plane it flies in on coming in for a landing, if I sit outside for a while... Of course I'd never know which plane it was really.

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    Wow! Beautiful pipe! Congrats, I think your idea of waiting till tomorrow to smoke that bad boy while you watch GoT is a mighty fine idear.

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    The pipe arrived this morning after being ordered just 4 1/2 days ago, so again very fast shipping from Milan Italy.

    For those unfamiliar with receiving a package from Al Pascia, this is what you get. A beautifully gift wrapped package.

    This is my first Ser Jacopo, and I gotta say, I really like their box.

    A little note from Al Pascia... basically a promise of quality.

    I'm an instant fan of Ser Jacopo pipe socks now, too!

    Ser Jacopo Guarantee or Warranty (I've not read it yet)

    No worries... It's written in English too.

    Al Pascia even gift wrapped the stem!!!

    And here she is! Forgive me... I didn't fully insert the stem before taking photos.

    I don't know what's going on with this photo... must be some kind of dark magic

    No more dark magic

    And just starting season 8 of Game of Thrones! I wanted to wait until the pipe arrived

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    She's a beautiful pipe Anthony! For a second there, I thought I saw the ghost of Black Frigate smokes rolling in to claim your Ser Jacopo. Enjoy the heck out of it!!

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    I thought I saw the ghost of Black Frigate smokes rolling in to claim your Ser Jacopo. Enjoy the heck out of it!!
    Oh now I wish I'd included a tin of Black Frigate in that photo! That would have been epic!

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    She's a beaut! Very GOT worthy!

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    They're turned the wrong way in that still.

    Nice pipe; impressive packaging!

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Congrats Anthony, ain't she sweet ?
    First episode of GoT was imho a trifle disappointing .

    Posted 1 month ago #

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