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  1. pagan

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    I have not seen the tread out there and since the Zulu is one of my favorite shapes though it's time to show mine, and all to show their Zulu, Woodstock and Yacht variant pipes.

    Hears my Savory's Argyle Zulu, a Orlik Zulu, a Jobey Horn, Jobey Zulu, a rustic Butz Chopin Woodstock and a very special Kaywoodie Meer Zulu


    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Nice grouping. I have two of the Sav 404 variations, one a once-unfinished pipe from more than 30 years ago, and a fairly recent Rossi Palermo. These are notably light weight for their size and have ample bowls. I like zulu/yachts for a lot of style with no fuss.

    Here's a link to the Palermo, but mine looks more reddish than this photo:

    https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/rossi/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=220358

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  3. chasingembers

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    From left to right.
    Savinelli 904 Alligator
    Weber Deep Grain 015
    Weber Filter Smoke
    Linkman's Dr. Grabow Patent Era De Luxe

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  4. papipeguy

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    From top to bottom: GBD International, Blakemar Woodstock, Jelling Natural.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  5. chasingembers

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    Pipe cleaner pipe stands!

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  6. papipeguy

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    Yep, cheap and flexible.

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  7. chasingembers

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    Have to remember that trick! Twenty-five years in, and never thought of that.

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  8. papipeguy

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    Same here, I stole the idea from someone else here....I think.

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    One from the Zulu fleet

    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
    James. C. Henderson
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    And one more from the Zulu fleet, a GBD Bronze Velvet

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  12. chasingembers

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    Love the Birdseye on that first one!

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  13. blueeyedogre

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    I shape I have always enjoyed looking at but yet to find one that speaks to me enough to buy. I read somewhere that the Zulu shape was a favorite of Albert Einstein?

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  14. bryguysc

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    Just an old Kaywoodie Standard 01.
    This thing has one of the nicest-feeling stems, though. Very flat.

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  15. theloniousmonkfish

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    These are most of the Zulu Grabows here.

    From the top - Westbrook, Commodore, Special

    Belvedere, Viscount, Eldorado

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  16. pagan

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    Nice Eldorado, especially like the Commodore. I gifted away a Belvedere a wile back trying to thin out the heard, kicking myself now

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    Thank you, that Commodore came to me NOS from the former CEO. Straight out of the "back room" at Grabow where it sat unsmoked a few decades. It's well caked and smokes excellent now, it's also never had anything other than Carter Hall lit with matches, literally my only "dedicated" pipe. If you're looking for a replacement Belvedere or anything let me know, might be of some assistance. Might.

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  18. fearsclave

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    Got a Chacom Zulu that I really like. Nice and light, and I love the finish.

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    If a Commodore, it begs to be called "Yachtsman", a synonym for the Zulu shape. (Unless someone has a different idea).

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  20. chasingembers

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    My Rattray's Marlin.

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  21. mso489

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    I have the same Chacom blast zulu that fearsclave posted, great little flake/coin/plug pipe. Enough bowl but very light weight.

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  22. simong

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    Some real lookers on this thread gents. Pagans & fearsclaves in particular.
    Here's my collection of much loved & used Zulus. A charatan grosvenor, John brumfit, Pete Donegal, & a Parker jockey club.
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  23. cersono

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    Zulu is my favourite shape. I rarely smoke other pipes from my collection. Here's my Zulu garden: Peterson Aran, Irish Seconds, three Parkers 42 (best and most often used of all), two Comoy's Woodstock (remember that recent eBay giveaway for $30?), Kiko Tanganyika, Hardcastle's Regency and Golden Gate.
    Love them all.

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  24. pagan

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    My newest one, an Ehrlich Zulu I got on the bay for $12.50 shipped, can you believe that, got my eye on a sweet BB&S Londoner, fingers crossed

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    My unfinished Sav Zulu. This line of Savs are great smokers,and priced right. I also own 3 of the 320 Authors of this line. ...

    "the weez"...
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    Thought I'd post a couple of photos here, from a visit a couple of days ago. Although it won't mean anything to the Americans on the forum, unless they've ever seen the film, ZULU.
    An absolutely blinding film, starring Michael Caine & Stanley baker. It's a classic film for us Brits. The other day I took my old man out, to the Royal Welsh military museum, Brecknockshire barracks, just down the road from me, in Brecon Wales. This regiment used to be known as 'The South Wales borderers', made famous by the battle of 'Rorkes drift'.
    A marvellous museum, with many artefacts dating from Quuen Anne's time to the present day. Highlight for me was to see the original 'queens colours', which flew above the camp during the actual battle. Here's a photo of the colours.
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  27. pagan

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    Shaka Zulu ? from the 70's I believe, great film Simon

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    By way of a bump, I will chime in that is a riveting movie. Movie or pipe - both good.

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    Here are mine.

    [b]1956 Dunhill Tanshell #83 Group 3 T Sandblasted Zulu

    Jobey Shellmoor Woodstock 015

    Comoy's Blue Riband Zulu 88

    Peterosn 2014 Christmas B35

    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.
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  30. simong

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    @pagan. Shaka Zulu? Shaka Khan? Good god man, NO! Zulu, the film with Michael Caine, it's from the 60s & it's probably one of the best films you've never seen!
    I've got a DVD of it somewhere, I'll dig it out & send it to you.
    Best regards, Simon.

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    Those are some nice looking pipes.

    I don't own a zulu and have tended to not look at them as I think it's a bit harder to see where I'm lighting my baccy with the bowl canted away.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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  32. pagan

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    Simon, my bad I got the movie and TV series mixed up, but I know what your talking about, a great piece of history

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    I got this old no name pipe some time ago and remembered this thread so I thought I'd add it to the list. Only stamped Imported Briar and has an aluminum end on the shank. Might be a Dr. Grabow? While not in the same league as most of the pipes here, I gave it a quick polish and it looks pretty good.

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    I really like the look of these pipes but have am having a bit of a tough time visualizing how they hang from the mouth. Anyone feel up to posting a mugshot with one of these burners in their beak?

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    Orley, that's an unmarked Grabow 65, good looking one too.

    Pond, from my experience, they're made to be clenched and if you dangle like me they'll likely droop some. As long as the bite is thin enough I don't even notice them.

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    Here's my favorite Zulu/Yachtsman. The only markings I can read are "Unfinished" over "Natural" and "something briar". Bought it 55 years ago in NYC, possibly Wilke or Barclay Rex.

    It may be my only, but it's one of my favs all time.

    I thought Zulu and Yachtsman were synonymous, not one a sub category of another. Anyone know for sure?

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  37. pagan

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    Bump, the subject of Zulu's has come up by new members lately, and I like em

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    Barling 4729

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    Need Help

    Sadly the Zulu that I bought on eBay (really nice Chacom) was smaller than it appeared. I have arthritus in my hands so holding smaller pipes is hard and hurts.

    So I'm looking for a Zulu with a bowl diameter of at least 1.75inches

    Thanks for your suggestions!!!

    Todd

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    Hi guys. Relative noob here but have been pickin up estate pipes here as of late and have picked up a couple of nice zulu's / yachtsman's...

    One is off to Briarville Ric getting a new stem. Lemme see if I can post the other one... It's my new favorite golfin pipe.

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  41. atjurhs

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    What do you guys think about this one? It appears to have a larger outer diameter.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pipe-Mimmo-Provenzano-12-A6MP201-GRADE-B-Smooth-Zulu-Briar-Handmade-/302024540510

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    Weber 14K compliments of my buddy Dave G.

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    Chacom Maya

    On a pipe adventure
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  44. scrooge

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    Weber Smoothebrook

    Love that stem lightmybriar!!

    @pagan If you ever think about given up that woodie cased meer give me a yell. Cash or trade.

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    atjurhs Mimmo Provenzano makes great pipes but I have to say that price is slightly high. Usually his B grade pipes sell in the 160 to 180 range. Maybe you can talk the seller down by $20.

    Would this be considered a Zulu or form of Dublin?
    http://www.alpascia.com/pipes/d/Mimmo-Provenzano-045-i38147.html

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  46. simong

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    My latest Zulu, a small one from St. Claude.

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    I saw this thread brought back, and remembered that about a month ago I bought a nice Edward's Zulu. I thought it was interesting that it had mild saddle stem on it. Wasn't very familiar with this pipe brand, but it's a nice smoker and has no fills.

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    Finally scored one..at the NASPC show no less. A 08 Dunhill 2421.

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    They always say, the right amount's fine
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    Birth year '74 Dunhill.

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    1968 Castello 39

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    Nice pipes! These fall into the area of shapes I like but will probably never own myself. They just don't feel comfortable in hand to me. I like them though.

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    This is a Castello Sea Rock Shape 38. Castello web site list shap 38 as a Horn. Looks like a Zulu to me.

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    I'll have to add the zulu/yachtsman to the Ivarsson Blowfish as shapes that have stolen my heart this week. So that makes two shapes that I'd love to acquire, though I'm retired.

    Am I correct in saying that zulus make up most of the photos above? That the yachtsman's bowl is not as high in some way making the pipe look like a zulu/pot, so bluegrassbrian's Dunhill is a zulu while simong's, though he calls it a zulu, is a yachtsman? I'd just did 15 minutes looking at definitions for the two without finding anything definitive.

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    A zulu has a forward canted, cylindrical shaped chamber like a billiard, and a yachtsman has a vertical conical shaped chamber like a dublin. The shape of the yachtsman looks forward swept, but there is no cant to the chamber. Simong's is indeed a zulu. Here are the yachts.

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    So almost every pipe above is canted, thus a zulu.
    The pipe I thought might be a yachtsman, an example of which is, again, simong's st. claude, because of its more squat profile, is not.
    Your Rattray's Marlin might be? If not, is there a yachtsman in the thread?

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    The Marlin is an oddity, it's more of a Dublin but the curve and cylindrical chamber make me question it. Ant224's Castello looks quite yachtsman to me.

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    Great collection guys. I have one Zulu a Rad Davis. Even though it smokes incredibly well, I have bought no other Zulu's. I am not a fan of the forward cant as it makes lighting without burning the rim a tad tricky, much too tricky for my sorry ass.

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    That's why I like the yachtsman design so well. The pipe has a forward swept design without an actual forward cant making it far easier to light.

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