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Peterson Great Explorers Shackleton (Brandy)

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  1. ashdigger

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    This is a new to me Peterson Shackleton. I've been on a bit of a Peterson run lately and in doing my research I stumbled upon The Great Explorer Series and knew I had to have some. Well, they are hard to find. I happened upon this Shackleton and the price ended up being better than I thought. the rim has darkening but it's cosmetic and my feeble skills will knock that straight out.

    Growing up my books of choice were non-fiction, biographies and historical fiction. Nothing has changed as for reading preferences. So I'm pretty excited to have a pipe named after someone I read about and pondered about while being carried away by his exploits.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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  2. brian64

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    Very nice...congrats. And I'm relieved to see you've finally acquired a new Pete. It's been at least a few days and I was starting to worry.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    I had no idea there was such a thing as a Shackleton pipe. That is a very dangerous thing for me to know.

    Non Serviam
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    Beautiful, by the way.
    'Better a live donkey than a dead lion.'

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    Freaking lovely! And you really need to stop buying up all the Petes and save some for me! I love the shaping on that one, as it's not a common shape for Peterson. And I had to do a double take at that birdseye grain on the left flank, because it almost looks like it's still plateau! Instances like that, we need a new name for a grain type. In this case, birdseye would now be called Wowseye! Next time someone asks for an example of birdseye in a pipe, you need to post that photo. I can't wait to see it after you clean it up. Congratulations, and enjoy the heck out of it!

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    Uhoh ... Peterson +explorer +Shackleton. Three great reasons to find one of these.

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    Nice! I like when there is a story that goes along with the reason for purchasing a particular pipe...not just PAD.

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    Shackleton- The man and the pipe. Both sturdy and admirable. Well done!

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    Shackleton- The man and the pipe. Both sturdy and admirable.

    And both made in Ireland!

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    Excellent looking pipe!

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    I didn't know about that series, and that is extremely cool. I do have an Around the World series bulldog in honor of Ireland, which is one of my favorite pipes. Well one of my eighty favorites. Anyway, I really like it, a wide nickel band with an Irish cross and bright red stain.

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  12. onestrangeone

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    Great looking pipe!

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    I've lusted over the Explorer Series since first clapping eyes on them years ago, especially the Tom Crean Billiard.

    Absolutely wonderful find. Congrats!

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    Another awesome pipe, congrats! That grain is lovely, I’m a sucker for loads of birdseye.

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
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    That is as the boys have said a fine looking smoker. The most Danish looking Irish pipe I have ever seen. You might have to go into the mountains to find some snow Ash for a real “Shackleton Smoke”.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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