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New Pipe From Christopher Pipes AKA 'shikano53'

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  • Started 2 years ago by montalslog
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  1. montalslog

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    I recently became the proud owner of two pipes from Christopher Pipes - our own shikano53.

    Here's the bent Dublin:

    And the Billiard.

    Sorry for the poor image quality, just some quick cell phone shots that really don't do these justice.

    I've smoked the Dublin today, nice wide draw, midsized deep bowl perfect for the windy weather here, very lightweight, clean smoke.

    Tomorrow I'll have the Billiard, which I'd expect to be great too.

    I'm so very excited to have these as my first non-estate pipes!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. fnord

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    They're lovely pipes and I hope they smoke true and well for you.

    Love the montage of flame and birds eye on both pipes.

    This forum has proudly supported makers from within it's ranks and shikano53 certainly qualifies.

    Do you have a website to share?

    Fnord

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. pagan

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    Those are lovely pipes, I have one of Chris' freehand so I can assure you won't be disappointed

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. theloniousmonkfish

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    Good looking pipes, congrats.

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  5. jackswilling

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    "This forum has proudly supported makers from within it's ranks and shikano53 certainly qualifies."

    As it should be.

    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
    James. C. Henderson
    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. disinformatique

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    Very nice, Chris has become quite good in such a short time.

    Cheers,
    Chris

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. montalslog

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    Smoked the billiard this morning, lends itself really well to tight cuts of tobacco, nice sized bowl and wide draft keeps enough airflow to maintain embers even with hastily-rubbed rope.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. jpmcwjr

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    This is good news! Good for you, good for Chris. And the photos are really pretty darn good, as are the pipes. Excellent, in fact.

    Thanks for posting, and enjoy!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. shikano53

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    Hi folks,
    Thank you all for the kind comments.
    montalslog; I'm glad you are initially pleased with their smoking qualities. As always, if you have any issues of any kind, please let me know and I will fix or make you new ones.
    kind regards
    Hey Jim, my website is:
    http://www.christopherpipes.com

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Here is a picture of a bent volcano I am working on for another forum member.
    Rough shaping phase

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. mayfair70

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    Those look wonderful!

    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx
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    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. shaintiques

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    Those do look very nice. The finish is what catches my eye, very smooth and glossy.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. jkrug

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    Some very good looking pipes for sure. Congrats and enjoy.
    Very nice work there Chris!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. jvnshr

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    Wow, they are gorgeous.

    Javan
    Posted 2 years ago #

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