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Savinelli St. Nicholas 2019 Out....Thinking About It...

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  • Started 6 days ago by carolinachurchwarden
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  1. carolinachurchwarden

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    Well, I think the 2019 St. Nick pipes don't look too bad at all. Kinda diggin' the red stem and gold accent on the band. Might end up getting one of these this year, but still may wait to see what Peterson does. What do you think?

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  2. alaskanpiper

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    Honestly? Meh. I love Savinelli, particulary the 315KS shape, but aesthetically, these particular ones just aren't my jam. I'm sure they are great smokers though.

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    My 606KS Bianca is a joy to smoke. My only gripe is a standard 6.5" pipe cleaner leaves you hanging onto 1/8" by the time you reach the chamber. I have some 7" cleaners just for that pipe.

    I've concluded that I have no serious bent pipes and have been scouting Hungarians. That 614 could be close enough.

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    That 614 is a looker, but I've already had the Christmas Pipe covered for some time now.

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    I have a 2015 106 that I really like. I only smoke it in season though. These I like a lot more than the last 2 years’ models.

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    What do you think?

    Since you asked: I think they look pretty sweet. I have a number of Savs and may have to add another to my collection.

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    Looking at them more closely, I think a brass band would have really made them pop more than the nickel.

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    but still may wait to see what Peterson does

    Listen to this instinct Matt. I've always liked the Peterson. Christmas pipes. That said, the shape you want may be unavailable from Savinelli by that time.

    Why not both?

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    ^^^ Enabler/Troublemaker!

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    Maybe if they made one in 616C. But otherwise, no.

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    They never make a 904 either.

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    I like 'em. Agree that brass might have been a better look than nickel, though.

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    These don't inspire an instant craving in me, but I do appreciate the hefty look of Peterson pipes. And I highly approve of Christmas pipes that would look comfortable in all seasons, rather than the ones that look like misplaced Christmas decorations the rest of the year. If I were on the hunt for more Peterson pipes -- and I love mine -- I'd study these more closely. I've been blessed with no quality control issues with my Petes, which are mostly in the low to mid- price range.

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    I have a number of the 614's, especially like my Tortuga Smooth 614, so IF I get one, it would be the 614...

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    My wife got me a Savinelli small author shape (I think the number is 321) Christmas pipe last year, and I really like it. The green acrylic stem is a little over the top, but I think it's perfect with the red band, and the red-green combo unmistakably says "Christmas!" which I like around the holidays. I also think it looks better in person than in photos online, which might be true of this year's Christmas pipes as well. However, I'll have to say that the Sav 2019 Christmas pipes are not appealing to me.

    As to the mention of Peterson, I LOVE last year's Christmas pipes. I bought one and the deep red stain and copper band are a beautiful combo. It might be my best looking pipe.

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    Peterson Christmas pipes come right to my mind when I saw these here.

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    I've concluded that I have no serious bent pipes and have been scouting Hungarians. That 614 could be close enough.

    I need no more pipes or tobacco.
    I need no more pipes or tobacco.
    I need no more.............................................................................................

    Well, that 614 is the one I was looking at, because I have been wanting a Hungarian too....I'll be the devil on your shoulder that taps and says "pssst, for only $100, this one can be yours...."

    Listen to this instinct Matt. I've always liked the Peterson. Christmas pipes. That said, the shape you want may be unavailable from Savinelli by that time.

    Why not both?

    ^^^ Enabler/Troublemaker!

    Uh, yeah! Enabler! Although I am too, so it makes it kind of hard to blame Mike for it. I was thinking the same thing...but isn't that we ALL are? Just a bunch of enablers that want to see one another enjoy their PAD and TAD? Well, I know I do...

    As to the mention of Peterson, I LOVE last year's Christmas pipes. I bought one and the deep red stain and copper band are a beautiful combo. It might be my best looking pipe.

    Yeah, I picked up a Pete Christmas 999 and I swear it's still one of my go-to pipes. I've spent money on the Ardor and my Davorin morta and they do both smoke fantastically each and every time and I love them, but there's just something about my Peterson 999 Christmas pipe with the copper band that I just LOVE. It always smokes great. It has a smallish bowl for me, but great for rubbed out flakes. It's a great clencher and I find myself reaching for it more than any other pipe. I could smoke it all day long and love each smoke. I must say, I do look forward to the Peterson Christmas offering this year. If they make more 999's, I might definitely pick up another. Such a great pipe.

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    I collect Peterson pipes for Christmas, since 2014 I have bought a unique shape from the offering and no more, Savinelli in my humble opinion does a piss poor job at creating Christmas pipes unless its their $1000 a piece unique offerings which honestly 80% cant afford as a yearly ritual.

    I wont be buying Savinelli Saint Nicholas series, for me they are boring with no original thought when it comes to design and aesthetics.

    YMMV

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    To bland for me...Let's see what the other companies have in store.

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    chasingembers: I agree, brass would have been better. I am a big fan of Savinelli, really they are all I buy anymore since I have limited funds and have never got a dud from them.

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    If I could find one that is a 9mm filter pipe then I would buy it for sure. Savinelli is such a good pipe and they make works of art. Especially for the mid range cost

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    Erg! Sorry about earlier post addressing these as Petersons. The color and finish bulk them up, and I own quite of few of both brands. But my mistake. Of the ones pictured, I like the 315 KS best. I have the shape in the Oscar Lucite series, and it is an especially good version of the prince, with a good big bowl but without giving up the lithe look a prince should have.

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    Recently got my 2018 Chacom Noel billiard. I still want to get my grimy paws on the Peterson 2018 Christmas, since the previous 2 years were so nice.

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    I just sunk another Benjamin into GH&Co Flakes, so I will force myself to enjoy the 2014 Shape 315 St Nick pipe that I've not even smoked yet.

    Then, in a few months, we can have this same conversation again and I will force myself to enjoy the 2015 shape 408 St Patty's Peterson pipe that I've not even smoked yet.

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    yah think the new st nick is sweet looking and I was thinking the same about buying it, probably would be realy nice to smoke on christmass eve and Christmas day with a super good aromatic! turn it into a tradition.... just a idea?

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