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The Mercedes Of Pipes

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  1. tbradsim1

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    Paulo Becker Grande 2 Spades the best smoke bar none. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
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  2. igloo

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    That is one fine looking pipe you have there .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
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  3. papipeguy

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    A serious chunk of briar to be sure. I like big pipes; best wishes with it.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    That Becker's a beauty, Bradley, but I think it also might be classified as a weapon in some states.

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    awesome pipe

    "You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman. "

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    Either you have tiny hands, or that thing is beastly!

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
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    Weapon of Mass Combustion

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    Rookie, but learning.
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  8. puffy

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    It looks like a big one.

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    Becker makes great pipes. Quite the score, Bradley, congratulations!

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  10. mlyvers

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    great looking pipe sir. glad you love it. thanks for sharing. the pipe in your avatar looks nice as well.

    take care.
    mike.

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    Old Cajun,

    I also have a Becker and find it to be one of my best pipes. It was on the estate table at my local B&M I actually walked away and went home and then realized my mistake and emailed the shop to put it aside for me.

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    That pipe is huge. You will need to buy tobacco by the pound just to fill it.

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    K9 you are lucky, hard to find a Becker big estate, I had to pony up big bucks for mine, it smoked Faboulas from the first bowl, everything in it smokes to a fine ash, treasure yours as they are hard to find, love the classic shape, Marty Pulvar is going to Europe in a couple of months and is going to the Becker shop, I told him tell him an old Cajun has his pipes in the highest place of honor in his collection, he assured me he will, by the way I have a Fritz Becker his father"s pipe that is just as good. The old cajun

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  14. cortezattic

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    Thanks for taking the time to photograph that pipe and post it. It's a joy just to look at -- I can't imagine
    how thrilling it must be to hold and smoke. Hoping you get many years of delight from it.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Old Cajun

    Being rather new to upper end pipes when I first saw it with a price of $190 I thought it was too high and as I stated walked away. But it's look stuck with me and after doing some research realized its value. I would not hesitate to buy another as you stated they are excellent smokers.

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    If thats a Mercedes, it's definitely a G-Wagen, that thing is huge! Great looking pipe Brad.

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    It seems to have a large dent in it... Other than that it looks quite awesome, I'm sure I've seen this one on an earlier post somewhere... Brad will have the best estate sale ever when the time comes, I'm sure he's just doing his initial marketing for it right now to garner interest!

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    Beauty Sir

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    That pipes a monster.


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    Congrats Bradley - that is spectacular. Glad to hear it's a great smoker too.

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    Now that's the bowl size for me! Fantastic Old Cajun. How long of a smoke you getting from that bad boy?

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    It seems to have a large dent in it... Other than that it looks quite awesome

    My best Bill Taylor made Ashton has a "scar" half way around the bowl -- it looks like a crack in the briar. It actually is the result of Mr. Taylor's process which greatly ameliorates the softer areas of the briar much more readily, so when the actual blast is done, the softer areas recede more, while the harder grain is in higher relief.

    This, I'm certain, is the case on Paolo's pipe that Bradley is holding. That "dent" is softer briar, removed during the sandblasting process.

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  23. taerin

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    Well arn't you just full of knowlege Thanks rothnh, I couldn't understand why there was such a large ding in such a nice pipe. Now I know It is a really cool pipe!

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    wow, that's He-uugggeeeee.

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    Very nice pipe and the size of the bowl is perfect for those nice long smokes

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    Wonderful pipe!

    I'm fortunate to own a Becker which I picked up here at the B&M along with another pipe for very cheap, one of those once-in-a-lifetime deals. It's definitely not as large but an awesome pipe. Even emailed Paolo about it and he was kind enough to provide me its' story.

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  27. cigrmaster

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    Great looking Becker Bradley. I have heard they are tremendous smokers, congrats on your new pipe.

    Harris
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  28. phred

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    Daaaaang. That's gotta be what - a three-hour smoke? Very nice.



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  29. rlunderhill

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    I like larger pipes. That one is a sweetie. I waiting to buy a Jumbo from Boswell. I like longer smokes. 45 minutes or longer.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Very nice Brad!

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  31. flyguy

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    Very nice pipe. I am beginning to suffer from acute pipe envy.

    “Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
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    Posted 1 year ago #

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