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  • Started 3 months ago by odobenus
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  1. odobenus

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    Folks, I did not know about Blakemar Briars -- nor its long and storied history -- until very recently, but I remedied that. I recently received this new Litchbruyere Woodstock. It's beautiful, and has a fatter shank than I've seen on most Zulu/Yachtsmen: tapered, almost snail-like. Mike also makes a Zulu shape and I'll confess that I don't know the difference.
    Yesterday I loaded it for the first time with some Skiff Mixture, which I probably should've dried but did not, and it smoked wonderfully -- not a drop of moisture. Really pleased with the craftsmanship here. Check them out if you haven't yet: http://blakemar.co.uk/


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    Blakemar is the real deal. I have two of their Lovats and am always looking to add more to my collection before they are no more.

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    Blakemar is the real deal.

    Definitely. I am eyeing the Cutty now.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I have several blakemar pipes and all smoke well, Mike is very accommodating too.

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    Their site is painfully slow. Frustrating because they do seem to have quite nice pipes.

    Bookmarking......

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Are the stems vulcanite or acrylic?

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Mike says: "The stems on all of the pipes on the website are vulcanite (ebonite)
    unless it is specifically mentioned on the individual listing."

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    Great. Never knew how much I needed an Oval Moose until now

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    I recently received this new

    Litchbruyere Woodstock. It's beautiful, and has a fatter shank than I've seen on most Zulu/Yachtsmen:

    I'd go with zulu. Woodstocks tend to have a 1/8 bend and yachtsmen have a conical chamber and bowl. Very nice grab!

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. daniel7

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    Nice classical English-style pipes. I'm more of a Danish and/or Italian new-wave-style person, but these are indeed excellent pipes. I haven't checked their webpage in the last 3 years or so, but I think nothing has changed during this time.
    Congrats for your new pipe, enjoy!

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Very nice. You can’t go wrong with a Blakemar.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. papipeguy

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    I have the same pipe and a bulldog from them. A lot of bang for the buck. I introduced the brand to a friend and he now has 10 Blakemar's. That should say something about the marque.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 3 months ago #

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