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Pipe Gift From Wife

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  • Started 5 years ago by JJ Pipes
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  1. mrjerke

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    So my wife was kind enough to say she would buy me a pipe for Christmas. Overjoyed I asked "Well what's my limit!?!" She responded $50. Convinced there wasn't a pipe I could find in that range that I would enjoy I set out looking anyways.

    After a few weeks I finally found this one and it came today. At $52, it's a Savinelli Trevi 616KS. Nothing fancy, but looks like it will be a solid smoker. At 3 oz it's quite hefty but I was in the market for a chubby looking pipe. I've been interested in the Radice Chubby Aerobilliard. Also the same pipe sells for over $80 at SPC so I think that's quite a deal.

    Included in my order were some new to me McClelland blends. The Beacon, Boston 1776, and Pebblecut were also all dated to 2010 which was a nice surprise! The Brindle Flake is a 2012.

    Well off to fire it up! Oh and for those wondering I picked this up off CI. Always been good to me and I love getting tobacco from there, because it tends to arrive already aged!

    Jordan

    "The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." - Marjorie Pay Hinckley
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  2. spartan

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    At first I thought that your pipe had diamonds, or clear stones, set in the band. Silly lighting tricks.

    Looks like a good pipe. 3ounces you say? My word that is a heavyweight!

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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  3. mrjerke

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    Yeah I got sick of wearing my wedding ring so I had it attached to my pipe. Wouldn't that be something!

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  4. theboz

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    I have a billiard Sav Trevi, wonderful smoker. Hope yours is just as enjoyable.

    “There are two types of people; those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."-Unknown
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  5. ssjones

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    I love chubby bend billiards. And that slim silver ring! Enjoy!

    Al

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  6. tuold

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    Yeah, that's my kind of pipe! Enjoy!

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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  7. burlpettibon

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    I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the Brindle Flake. I enjoy it quite a bit

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  8. puffy

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    It's a very pretty pipe.

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
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  9. petes03

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    Very nice! Savinelli and McClelland...... Always a good combination!

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  10. mso489

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    Snazzy. I like pricey pipes as well as anyone, but it is instructional to see what you can get for a modest set figure.
    This illustrates that the answer is, a whole lot if you shop carefully. This is a really nice package -- good shaping,
    handsome briar, nice flow to the design, and the nifty touch of a dazzling bright band. Savenelli is well positioned
    to pull this off. They have their Autograph series for those who desire a $700 pipe, but they aren't afraid to do a
    knock-out presentation in a modestly priced pipe. They aren't trying to shoulder you to the next price level. They
    know what they have, and they know what they're doing. And look what they can do! Yowza! Bravo. What a great
    life-long gift from your wife. That is a kind of wedding band on there -- more power to you both.

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  11. hodirty

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    Congrats! I love my two Savs, and I hope yours smokes just as well as mine. Enjoy.

    I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
    Robert W. Service
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  12. tobyducote

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    Nice new pipe

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  13. delkhouri

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    That is a nice looking savinelli, Especially for $50. As for the tobacco I have only had The Irish Flake and it was decent. I have wanted to try those ashton blends but haven't yet. Be sure to post your thoughts on them all and how the pipe smokes.

    "I believe that many who find that 'nothing happens' when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand"
    ~ C.S. Lewis
    Posted 5 years ago #

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