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My First Rad Davis Commission - Tanblast Saddle Billiard

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  1. gwtwdbss

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    Wow, I can't believe my two commissions, one with Lonestar and one with Rad Davis, completed within a day of each other. I love saddle bits and this one should be great for clinching. What a great week!

    Dimensions are:

    Overall: 2 x 6

    Bowl: 13/16 x 1 3/4

    Weight: 50 grams








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  2. tbradsim1

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    What can I say, nicest thing I"ve seem all day, enjoy, will mail your Cajun music next week. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
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  3. gwtwdbss

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    Thanks Bradley. I will pop it in the CD player while I am breaking in the new pipes. I really appreciate it!

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    Congratulations on your new pipe. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

    A side note. Harris will be very happy for you. He enjoys Rad's pipes a lot.

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  5. lonestar

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    Lucky you ! That is one sweet pipe man.
    Bradley, whats this about Cajun music giveaways ?
    Mais si j'une belle ici belle, C'est par rapport a toi belle
    J'ais prise ce char ici belle, pour m'en aller au Texas belle
    Y avait just trous jours belle, le ques j'etais la bas belle
    You mean that kind of Cajun ?

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  6. hodirty

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    Nice! She's a beaut

    The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
    ~Albert Einstein
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    Love that pipe. & Brad love that music.

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  8. allan

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    Wow! A commissioned Rad Davis pipe. First one I've seen on the forum.

    I have just emailed him about commissioning a pipe for myself.

    Yours is beautiful. Is it just what you asked for?

    Congratulations!

    Have you smoked it yet?

    Allan

    Allan
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  9. gray4lines

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    I love saddle bits too, BEAUTIFUL pipe! I like how dark the cumberland is. It contrasts well with the light finish

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    That Rad is awesome Chris!

    I first looked at it and thought, "Huh? A black stem?"

    Looking closer, I was comforted in the fact that it is, of course, and beautiful and sultry cumberland. Oh yeah

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  11. bigvan

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    Great stem, great blast... Great pipe!

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  12. papipeguy

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    Classy pipe. Happy smoke rings.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  13. peckinpahhombre

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    Love that one man. You don't see a cumberland saddle bit very often, and this one looks top notch. The blast is impeccable as always.

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  14. gwtwdbss

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    Yours is beautiful. Is it just what you asked for?

    Congratulations!

    Have you smoked it yet?

    Allan

    It's just what I asked for Allan. It ships tomorrow so I will have it next week.

    Thanks for the great comments guys. I too like how the dark Cumberland contrast with the light tan finish.

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  15. zyrcon

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    Nice pipe. Love the color contrast and the subtle detail in the bit.

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  16. bigboi

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    Envious...That is one good looking pipe!!!

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1950
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    Chris, it is a beauty. You know I love it because it is the twin of my last Rad commission. I know for a fact you are going to love smoking it. It came out perfect in terms of size and weight didn't it? Congrats on your new Rad, I am sure it will not be your last.

    Harris
    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. salewis

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    I have two Rad Davis pipes, both in a light tan sandplast. The last Rad Davis that I bought was a billard with a saddle stem like yours but a little shorter. Rad carves great pipes. Enjoy!

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  19. gwtwdbss

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    It came out perfect in terms of size and weight didn't it?

    Yes, it certainly did. When I saw yours I really fell in love with it so I had to make that my first commission with him very similar. It was as simple as emailing Rad a pic of yours and asking "can you do something like that?" Not too much thought involved as yours was the perfect size, shape & weight for me and soooo beautiful.

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    You certainly picked a great looking one for your first Rad. The first time I saw one of those in his gallery, I told myself I had to grab one. The one I saw had a tapered stem, but I like the saddle better.

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    Rad is just one of the best American carvers working today.

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  22. gwtwdbss

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    Well folks, I made it home and smoked my Rad for the first time today. Everything that Harris says about them is no exaggeration. I am more than satisfied. This one is definitely a keeper!

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    Wow nice pipe. I hope to someday be able to afford one aka be able to talk the wife into letting me. lol


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  24. bentmike

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    It's a good thing there's not a commandment "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's pipe" or I'd be going straight to hell.

    Congrats gw that is a beautiful pipe.

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  25. numbersix

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    Somehow I missed this post - gwtwdbss that is one gorgeous pipe. Love the shape and the blast is phenomenal. Many happy smokes!

    "Be seeing you"


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  26. cigrmaster

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    Chris, glad you love it. I know that I talk up Rad's pipes a lot but I honestly have not smoked a pipe that is better than his. I am sure this will not be your last.

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  27. tbradsim1

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    Great looking pipe Chris. The old cajun

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  28. ssjones

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    I somehow missed this thread, what a pipe! That last picture really shows off that stem, just lovely.

    Al

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