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My Ugly PAD

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  1. jaytex969

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    I spent the last 11 days in a VA hospital donating part of my right foot to science and I wanted another cheap and solid beater pipe to commemorate the occasion.

    Just moments before discharge, I sealed the deal on this hideous Savinelli on eBay.

    More pics on the auction page HERE.

    If it performs like my other Savinelli's, I can't wait to fill it. Being an EX model, it likely holds half a tin.

    Go ahead, tell me how ugly it is. I'm a big boy...

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. dmcmtk

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    Not ugly, I like the rustication.

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. elessar

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    I'd smoke it

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. alaskanpiper

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    It's not ugly. It just has that classic melted snickers bar look. In all seriousness though, I kind of like it. It has a tactile gnarly tree stump kind of appeal.

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. puffy

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    I have a pipe that had a similar finish.I sanded down the sharp edges and stained it..It's a good smoker

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. snagstangl

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    I know that is Estella rustication.

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  7. anthonyrosenthal74

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    I'm not a big fan of rustication... but I don't hate it! It has a certain level of charm. I'd smoke it. Congrats and enjoy the heck out of it!

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  8. workman

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    You guys have no manners! Yes Jay, it's ugly. Looks like Hellboy.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
    Posted 1 month ago #
  9. agnosticpipe

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    Pretty cool pipe if you ask me! Unusual to find an Estella with a black stem. Enjoy it!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 1 month ago #
  10. danish

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    Wish you the best Jay but as you desribed it yourself, looks are not everything and Savinellis can be good smokers

    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. odobenus

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    Your foot must've been in pretty rough shape if it was suitable for shaping into a stummel, but I imagine it'll smoke well. Dessicated human flesh is known to be both porous and light. Be sure and break it in slowly!

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. mso489

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    Rapid and comfortable healing to you. Pipe looks fine to me, rough and ready.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. bnichols23

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    I almost bid on that one, Jay; I'm glad it went to you! Me, I like the Estella, style, although I admit it's a bit of an acquired taste.

    I'd noticed your temporary absence but didn't know how come you were out of the loop. Glad you're mostly back. Or back mostly, or something. Rapid healing, my virtual messmate!

    Which reminds me that I've been meaning to ask -- has anyone heard any updates from/on Warren??

    Bill

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    Posted 1 month ago #
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    As MSO said "Rapid and comfortable healing to you. Pipe looks fine to me, rough and ready."

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  15. alaskanpiper

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    Which reminds me that I've been meaning to ask -- has anyone heard any updates from/on Warren??

    I was just wondering the same thing yesterday. He mentioned he was going to be away for a while afterwords and cautioned against firing up the "rumor mill" haha. Hopefully he is doing fine.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  16. cigrmaster

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    Nothing wrong with that pipe. Estella's are some of the best smoking pipes Savinelli has made. Ask Old Cajun about EStella's he has a bunch of them and always talks about his love for them. At the price you paid you got a major score.

    Harris
    Posted 1 month ago #
  17. autumnfog

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    Now that's a work horse lumberjack of a pipe!

    Posted 1 month ago #
  18. jaytex969

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    Workman understands me!

    Odobenus, I think there may have been a very severe ghosting issue had I turned my spare parts into a pipe

    I could not find much info on the Estella line but the few comments I saw seemed to regard them fairly well. One or two suggested it was a precursor to the Autograph name.

    I think I'll start an Estella inquiry thread for educational purposes.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  19. captainsousie

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    Funny, I'm pretty sure I sold that bowl. Has a couple of familiar characteristics. Never understood my dad when he talked about a car that he had sold just by a specific dent on a fender. I understand him a bit more now.

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  20. odobenus

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    Ha! Seriously funky ghosting.

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  21. bnichols23

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    I've only got 3 Estellas, so I won't generalize, but the 3 I have are good sturdy pipes that've never given a bad or even mediocre smoke. I'm more a fan of the Capri root briar finish & the Tre-type rustication, but the Estellas work well for me.

    One of mine is actually technically an Iwan Reis brand, but Estella billiard beyond question -- big, fat, edgy rustication, green stem, the lot. It's a massive b****rd that I swear could double as a blackjack if I needed it to. I can usually get an easy 1.5 hours out of the bowl, or even 2 if I work at it. One of my favorite road pipes for that reason alone, never mind the stellar smoke that it is!

    Bill

    Posted 1 month ago #
  22. tennsmoker

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    I love the rough and tumble look of the Estella. Before purchasing a couple a few years back, I quizzed the Ol' Cajun about them. He said you can't go wrong and they will be great smokers.
    The Ol' Cajun was right, as usual.


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
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  23. dcon

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    That is the type of ugly that you don’t mind taking home. Good health to you jaytex969

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  24. buroak

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    Reminds me of a Custombilt - in a good way.

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    Posted 1 month ago #

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