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Seeing Everyone Get New Pipes Made Me Itch...So I Scratched

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  • Started 6 months ago by carolinachurchwarden
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  1. carolinachurchwarden

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    PAD always bites hard when I get to seeing new pipes shown off and I had been itching to buy another already and was on the edge of the cliff looking for that next void I wanted to fill in my pipe shape list, so seeing Hoosierpipeguy post up his first acquisition of the year, pushed me off the cliff.

    So I made my first pipe purchase of the year myself with a Rossi Vittoria 8815 Lumberman. I started out never really envisioning ownership of many straight stemmed pipes, preferring bents almost always. Then, through the likes of seeing the sweet longshank collection our esteemed Peckinpahhombre had commissioned, I found the beauty of the longshank shape.

    This will be my first purchased longshank pipe and if I enjoy the way it smokes, I might be looking for something nicer down the road. I picked up an ounce of some PS LNF as well, since my pool of tobacco has been limited to mostly latakia heavy and OTC blends. Figured it was time to explore some other tobacco with the start of a new year.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

    Posted 6 months ago #
  2. mityahicks

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    Good on you for broadening your options. LNF is good stuff too.

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  3. mikethompson

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    Peer pressure is a dangerous drug Matt! That's a nice simple looking pipe. I too seem to prefer bents, but there is a sort of simple elegance to a straight pipe.

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    Good on you for broadening your options. LNF is good stuff too.

    Yeah, I just figured I might as well. You never know for sure if you don't like something until you've tried it! Looking forward to trying the baccy too.

    Peer pressure is a dangerous drug Matt! That's a nice simple looking pipe. I too seem to prefer gents, but there is a sort of simple elegance to a straight pipe.

    Yes it is Mike, VERY dangerous indeed! I do like the simplicity to it. Peck's collection he had commissioned is really what drove me to want one, but didn't feel comfortable dropping too much at once on something I wasn't sure I'd like, so this was my cheaper "in" on the longshanks.

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  5. cortezattic

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    We're all a bunch of shameless enablers.

    Nice pick-up, and thanks for posting the picture.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 6 months ago #
  6. haparnold

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    Excellent choice on both! Both the Rossi Vittorias and LNF are strong values that stand on their own merits.

    I will say I've noticed a bit of an increased break-in period smoking straight VA in the two Vittorias I own. Must be the bowl coating, coupled with the mildness of Virginias.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
    Posted 6 months ago #
  7. npod

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    That’s a great pipe Carolina. You will enjoy the straight shank for sure. Let us know how she smokes.

    Neal
    Posted 6 months ago #
  8. chasingembers

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    No more for me, my collecting bug has gone elsewhere now, but being a Savinelli subsidiary, that Rossi is going to serve you very well. Classic shape and very classy finish.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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  9. scloyd

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    Nice looking pipe CCW. Congrats and enjoy!

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  10. verporchting

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    I've got two of those Vittoria pipes, a 320 and a Canadian. They smoke absolutely great and for the price you just can't beat them. I like that they don't have a filter, but wish the stems were a little gentler on my teeth, but since I don't clench that much it isn't really a problem.

    Great scratch! Nice pipe, hope you enjoy it!!

    Posted 6 months ago #
  11. mso489

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    I like long shank pipes, the Canadian shape family, what I call the most stately pipes. I also like my Vittoria; the whole Rossi line has improved from its beginning.

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  12. fishnbanjo

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    That’s a really good looking pipe and LNF is one of my top tobaccos to enjoy, regards.
    banjo

    Posted 6 months ago #
  13. cigrmaster

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    That is a fine looking classic. I hope it smokes great for you, congrats.

    Harris
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    Handsome pipe. I've got 3 Rossis and like them all. No complaints.

    Tim
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    Classy looking pipe! I'm normally not a fan of black blasts (I own only one), but that's nice! Enjoy the heck out of it

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 6 months ago #
  16. georgebmcclelland

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    Straight pipes are the best, and Stokkebye's Navy Flake is a great smoke. I always keep some one hand, especially for the morning time. Very fine choices, most definitely.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    that Rossi is going to serve you very well.
    Could not agree more! Good choice...

    "the weez"...
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  18. carolinachurchwarden

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    Thanks all, I really can't wait to get it. I've had my eyes on some of these for a while and just never pulled the trigger. Saw a few I was watching disappear before I decided to hit click and wished I'd done it, but didn't think this one was too badly priced for entry level, plus it's a Savinelli subsidiary so I figured that ain't too bad.

    Thinking if I like this one, the next one I'll seek is one of the Punto Oro Gold's with the same profile. I think they look sharp too.

    Really looking forward to the LNF as well. Haven't stepped in that direction yet, so I believe it deserves a fair shake. Not sure how much perique is present, but it'll be an interesting change of pace for me. Seen so many talk about it that I had it on my list to try.

    Anthony, I'm not usually a fan of black either, but this one seems like it fits it really well.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  19. olkofri

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    Been wanting a pipe from the Canadian family for the longest time. Let us know how it smokes.

    Vade retro, peer pressure!

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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  20. rdavid

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    Beautiful pipe. I too favor bent pipes but would really like to add some straights. The 1/4 bent saddle stem is always a big hit with me but your new pipe has definitely got me wanting something like that.

    New pipe, new tobacco. Doesn't get much better than that. Please report back. Enjoy!

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
    Posted 6 months ago #
  21. didimauw

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    My Rossi has become one of my favorite pipes. After I took off the stupid finish, it really started to shine. Looks like you got a good one!

    "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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  22. verporchting

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    Didimauw, how did you take off the finish? Just curious. I like the craggy black finish, but it wouldn't break my heart to get rid of the shine.... Pics?

    Posted 6 months ago #
  23. tnfan

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    Nice! Classy looking pipe! Enjoy! The

    Posted 6 months ago #

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