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I Gave In Again... Hilson PAD

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  • Started 5 years ago by fadingdaylight
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  1. fadingdaylight

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    I couldn't take it. I have been eyeing this beauty for weeks, with its luxuriously tall chamber, and that half price sale tag has been nagging at my soul, screaming "buy one before it is too late!" I finally broke just now. Now, for the real question, how to tell the misses..

    - Jason
    "Lost in thought and lost in time... While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted... Outside the rain fell dark and slow... While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime..."
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  2. petes03

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    That's a beautiful pipe! Looks like a good flake smoker! Congrats!

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  3. agnosticpipe

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    Great looking pipe! I've got a Stanwell blast that looks just like it, and I love it! Makes me want to just bend the flake in half and stuff down the chimney.

    P.S.- Know how you feel about the wife too. Every time I buy her something, she wants to know what I just bought myself...

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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  4. eastwoodaudio

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    Is that the Hilson Vintage line? I picked up the Hilson Vintage bulldog, I absolutely love it!

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  5. fadingdaylight

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    @ eastwood, yeah its a Vintage 503.

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    Tell her it was a gift from another member.

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    It's always good to listen to the inner voices. Great catch.

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    This PAD thing is a serious affliction... every time I pick up the iPad, now, my bride says, "What are you doing? You're not buying another pipe are you?"

    Unfortunately, I've resorted to reminding her that I don't get my hair done every few weeks at $100 per, plus manicures and pedicures, etc. Sometimes ya just gotta remind everyone of the score. LOL

    Enjoying my days on earth.

    Tim
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    BTW, nice purchase!

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  10. cosmicfolklore

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    Nice Hilson, love the grain and the shape. I hope you enjoy it.
    I just got in a vintage estate dublin shaped Hilson yesterday, bringing the total Hilsons in my rotation to four. I love them.

    Michael
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    I really like the grain on that pipe. Beautiful. Enjoy it in good health.

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  12. jah76

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    Love my Hilson's.

    Just think of it like this. You're going to have that pipe for what maybe 50 years? Divide the price you paid by those 50 years. That's less then $2 a year for a ton of enjoyment! If that doesn't work then break it down by day.

    That's .006 cents a day!

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  13. brudnod

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    Apatim, you are treading on seriously dangerous ground with you line of argument. You wife is likely to say "but I do all that [beautification] for you!" Unless she is intoxicated with your pipe smoke or smoking and can say "but I smoke the pipe for you!", you are fighting a loosing battle...
    BTW - that pipe is really quite elegant!

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  14. timely

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    Lovely grain on the Hilson Pipe.
    Very Nice.

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    Bruno's, that is exactly what she said. Fortunately she doesn't have any problem with my new hobby. She likes the aroma and often asks to taste whatever I'm smoking. I'm a very lucky man to have an awesome bride!

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    Nice pipe! As for the wife situation, it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

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  17. fadingdaylight

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    Thanks guys. My wife now knows, and it was no big deal, considering I promised not buy any tobacco this check. I still have a few flakes of ODF left, I'm planning on saving some to break this one in.

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    You are in good company

    1st step toward salvaging your miserable life......LOL

    We admitted we were powerless over PAD—that our lives had become unmanageable.

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    Nice HILSON. I have looked at a few Al Pascia and, like this one, they all seem to have stunning grain. I love the shape.

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    Rx2man- wait, you mean the new pipe wont fix my life? Dammit, it lied to me. It whispered sweet nothings in my ear about how everything would be ok...

    Peck, thanks. I'll post some actual pics when it comes in next week.

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    I too would have succombed to that pipes charms. And from all the responses you have a lot of company lol.

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    Well, it came in today, I loaded it up with two flakes of ODF to get started. It is amazingly light, and smokes well so far. Here it is: (sorry, my pics suck..)

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  23. allan

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    I really like the grain and the long thin stem on this one. I'm guessing it's easy to clench.

    I hope you enjoy it for many years.

    Allan
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    Thanks Allan, and yes, quite easy to clench, smokes cool and long. I may just have to pick up another...

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    Ha, I've been obsessing over the 515 and just pulled the trigger. Was a toss up between that and the 503, which may also soon be added after seeing your pics, love the shapes in the Vintage series.

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    Me too, and now that I have smoked one, Im longing to buy a second. Enjoy it man.

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