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Pipe Show Off: 2nd Giacomo Penzo Commish

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  • Started 1 year ago by bluegrassbrian
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  1. bluegrassbrian

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    I've really enjoyed watching young Mr. Penzo develop his style in the past 1.5 years. When SPdotcom picked up his pipes, congratulations were in order.
    Earlier this year he made me a terrific sandblasted lovat for me that smokes like a charm. After seeing his work of late in the smooth finish realm I concocted an idea for a new pipe. It is complete..
    A bulbous cutty influenced, horn floced, army mounted piece in a dainty size. Can't wait to fire it up.

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  2. didimauw

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    Wow that's a beautiful pipe! I'd be proud to call it mine!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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  3. bluegrassbrian

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    Ended up 5.5" oal,.74" chamber diameter, and 1.2oz.

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  4. jpmcwjr

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    Superb! A nice melding of shapes.

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  5. tschiraldi

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    That is absolutely gorgeous! How do they smoke?

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  6. alexnorth

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    Really cool!

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  7. bluegrassbrian

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    My other Penzo is a terrific smoke. One of my larger chambers so I use it when I want a long smoke.

    If you go to YouTube and search his name there's a cool little video of him in his workshop.

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  8. papipeguy

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    Man, that is one pretty pipe. Congrats and enjoy.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  9. nevadablue

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    Educate me please. What is that beautiful material that the bowl is made out of?

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  10. bluegrassbrian

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    Ken,
    It's made from Italian erica arborea root.

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  11. nevadablue

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    Thanks. It sure is beautiful.

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  12. fitzy

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    Wow Brian. That pipe sure is a stunner. Congrats.

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  13. chasingembers

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    It's made from Italian erica arborea root.

    Now you need to get some pipes made from Turkish sepiolite. Beautiful Penzo Brian, but if the stem is going directly into the ferrule with no briar contact, take care when removing and replacing it to prevent galling.

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  14. bluegrassbrian

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    The utmost care will be given..
    I had an Anastasopoulos Rhodesian with horn at the mortise. He applied a small cylinder of Briar on the interior of the horn to improve contact.

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    He applied a small cylinder of Briar on the interior of the horn to improve contact.

    Now that is very forward thinking. I have a Nonpareil that I'm terrified to take apart!

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  16. bluegrasspipe

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    I really like the design/shape of that one! Nice work! Congratulations..

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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    So, I 'searched' for his web presence and found that he's on facebook, which I don't do, and then this youtube clip.
    Very interesting!

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  18. bluegrassbrian

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    It has arrived.

    I'm pleased to see the horn extension has a briar interior..terrific fitment. The finish is like glass just like in the pictures. Pleased as punch.

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    "take care when removing and replacing it to prevent galling."

    What is 'galling' please Duane?

    Regards,

    Jay.

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  20. disinformatique

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    Oh Boi Brian,

    This is a beauty, maybe next year I will commission the same shape in a tanshell finish.

    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 1 year ago #

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