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Great Pipes from Non-Traditional Places

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  • Started 6 months ago by mikethompson
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  1. mikethompson

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    We know the 'Great Powers' in the pipe producing world; England, France, Denmark, etc. But what pipe do you have in your rotation that is just stellar, but comes from a very non traditional place?

    Like a great looking, smoking pipe from Chile for example. (No offense to Chileans, picked at random!)

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  2. davet

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    My three Blatter & Blatter from Canada

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I have a great smoking pipe, a Humbry, from Holland.

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    We know the 'Great Powers' in the pipe producing world; England, France, Denmark

    The fourth great power: Turkey.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    True Brian, it is not an exhaustive list.

    I have a Brigham from Canada and it's a great one as well.

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    Still waiting for my pipe from a Canadian carver. Until I've tried it, I can't contribute much.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
    Posted 6 months ago #
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    True Brian, it is not an exhaustive list.

    I didn't mean to divert, but I thought it was worth the comment because you could say that Turkey is the ultimate great power in the pipe world since they essentially have a monopoly on meers (unfortunately). It would be interesting to see what carvers from around the world would produce with it.

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  8. mso489

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    Two that come to mind, my Kemberling from Austria, a smooth bent Rhodesian, and an Amadeus from Greece, a smooth straight pot.

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  9. mikethompson

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    Some of the artisanal pipes coming out of China right now are very nice as well. Of course I can't find a picture.

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    Hmmm ... come to think of it, I have no single pipe that is not made in a traditional pipe making location. I am fixing to buy a pipe made in Hungary next month. As I am taking my parents to Budapest, on my way back a 30 km detour will lead me to the Szabo Pipe factory in Hungary.

    Sea Wolf Pipers

    "Like the mariners of old, a loner is acceptable but a pipe is best enjoyed in a pack"
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    I've got a morta from Ukraine that smokes great, I reach for it often

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    I don't own one, but apparently there's a fair amount of pipe production in the Czech Republic. My college roommate studied abroad there, and he came back with a couple decent-looking pieces.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    My Andrea Bauer Meerschaum from Austria, a Tom Richard Morta from Germany, from Africa maker Jan Pietenpaw.
    banjo

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    I have a wonderful straight, sandblasted Charl Goussard Billiard from South Africa!

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    I have a couple of Alphas from Israel. They are good smokers.

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    I have a couple of Road Town pipes from China (via Arizona) which are pretty nice.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    The pipe brands that I have the most of are from Holland.

    Michael
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    These two Asian beauties. One Chinese and the other South Korean. Both good smokers with the Kim edging out the Zhiputang due to a more open draw.

    Kim

    Zhiputang

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    I have 4 amazing pipes from Daniel Mustran of ND Pipes in Croatia, all are excellent smokers! He is an Artist.

    "A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth." - C.S. Lewis
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    Germany has always been a pipe making country, but I have a Thompson Cigar house pipe stamped West Germany, which is kind of notable. It's a freehand given to me by a friend. It had a P-lip style stem that oxidized despite frequent polishing, so I had it replaced with a fishtail tortoise shell acrylic stem, and now it is an excellent pipe. An artisan can make a pipe in any country, so those tend to be less nation-specific, whereas I think of factory pipes as being more representative of a place. But this is not always true; some artisans are highly steeped in the culture and do represent that country.

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    I have a friend in Poland who is putting me in touch with and assembling a collection of pipes from the Polish master carvers. Not only do they seem to smoke amazingly so far, they are unbelievably affordable due to the cost of living and income differences.

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    I have a Davorin Morta pipe from Croatia that I like a lot. Some of my road town pipes are good, especially for the price. I have a Mr. Brog pipe that is super fun, but totally huge. Pipes from interesting places are cool and add fun to a collection.

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    I have an 80's vintage Bari Freehand I picked up in Germany someplace, maybe Fulda or Wurzburg. I also have a Morta "Rhodesian" from independent carver Rick Black that I truly love.

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
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    I have a couple of great Rhodesian shaped pipes by Greek carver Michael Kyriazanos.Although he is fairly well known

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    Anybody has a Rhodesian from Rhodesia?

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    There has been more than a few posts about Hungarian and Polish pipes recently. Maybe when my next bout of PAD hits I will look over there.

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    Anybody has a Rhodesian from Rhodesia?

    No but, I have a Canadian Canadian though....

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  28. tulsagentleman

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    I have never owned anything but briar pipes until I picked up a Mr. Brog "Old Army 21 with an extra stem from Amazon for $20. I figured that at that price I couldn't go wrong. To my surprise and delight, it's a great smoker and a good looking pipe in the bargain. Not bad at all, and surely worth the money.
    Mr. Brog Old Army 21

    Posted 4 months ago #

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