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Messin With Mastro De Paja

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  1. agnosticpipe

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    So I got this $45 Mastro de Paja pipe from Smoking Pipes. com a couple of weeks ago, and as I looked at the current production of these, it seems that some of these pipes have the bowl top completely rusticated, (like mine), and others are half rusticated with a smooth inside edge to the chamber. I was debating on whether or not I like it better the smooth inside better. Ultimately I decided the whole pipe could use a little facelift. I ended up topping the bowl and making it smooth and lightening the stain on the area of the nomenclature to match. I'm still on the fence about what I did, but I think it looks a little better. Still I'm not sure, so what do you think? Did I make a mistake?

    By the way it has no effect on the way it smokes, it still is a great smoking pipe. Where is it made? Who knows, it stamped "Fatta in Italia", so maybe it really is made in Italy.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. weezell

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    Looks good to me Brother...

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. jpmcwjr

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    Looks fine- have a pic of the "before"?

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  4. agnosticpipe

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    I didn't take a before pic, but here's the pic from Smoking Pipes, but it's the one with the partially smooth bowl top. Mine was flat with rustication all across the top.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. mothernaturewilleatusallforbreakfast

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    I like it a lot better and think you did an outstanding job. Bravo!

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    I agree with you. To me, it looks much better after!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. mso489

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    It's a good upgrade, though I like those pipes as is too. Now it's all yours. I bet they are great smokers. I have an Eriksen by Nording that is similar to this, low price but good production standards. It just gets better, so sturdy and durable and a fine smoker. This illustrates that if you know something about pipes, you are in a position to get a great pipe for a basic price, if you are so inclined.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. tschiraldi

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    Definitely like the "after" better. Great job!

    Tim

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. pappymac

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    I have a Mastro de Paja I was given as a Father's Day gift 3 years ago. Mine is a sitter and is a great smoking pipe.
    They have been around since 1972. Here's a link:
    https://pipedia.org/wiki/Mastro_de_Paja

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    Posted 1 year ago #

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