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Tom Eltang, Pencil Shank Liverpool

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    Hi guys,

    I'm thinking about buying this pipe (wanna buy a Martelo petite bent billard first), but I have a few questions.
    How does it smoke?
    Does the bowl become really hot?
    Is it easy to clench?
    Can an extra fluffy pipe cleaner go through it?
    What are your pros and cons of the pipe?

    https://www.danishpipeshop.com/d/Tom-Eltang-Pencil-Shank-Liverpool-Black-i8083.html

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    That’s a nice looking pipe. Tom makes nice pipes and is prolific enough that a lot of his pipes are relatively reasonably priced. Looks like a good choice. Gustavo’s pipes are good too...can’t go wrong with either.

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    Yea, I really like Tom's pipes.
    I keep switching between his rusticated poker or his Liverpool.
    Both are beautiful pipes in my price range.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    It's a wonderful pipe! I have two and smoke them very frequently. I even got his gold variant in Chicago last year for the nostalgia factor. They are perfect smokers. In fact, that is the pipe Tom smokes himself. No concerns for hot bowl or wet smokes. It is a featherweight, so no concerns with clenching. It passes a fluffy pipe cleaner with ease.

    His rusticated poker is also a wonderful smoking machine, as he calls it. I can recommend both highly.

    Neal
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Thank you for the information!

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    I just bought a nearly identical pipe from smokingpipes yesterday. It had not yet been listed, but my rep Nick sent me a sneak preview when I asked about these Eltang Liverpools. I believe they had two other such pipes in stock, in case you prefer to buy from a US-based seller. The Danish Pipe Shop is top-notch and their price is pretty much the same as smokingpipes. It may be that TDPS gets Tom's best pipes, given that he is a part owner, but that's PURE speculation.

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    Have any of you smoked one of the Eltang Basics metal-shanked pokers? They look like a better version of the Nording Compass. Inexpensive and similar in weight to these Liverpools.

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    Have any of you smoked one of the Eltang Basics metal-shanked pokers?

    Yes. I love mine. It quickly moved up to preferred status in my rotation. I highly recommend them. I smoke mine mainly in the car or for quick 30 minute Flake smokes.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Smokingpipes.com just dropped a nice selection of Eltang Basic pipes today. FYI.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    and look how unbelievable light weight this Eltang Liverpool is,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Eltang week for me. I completed my 7-day set of Sara Eltangs, added a Liverpool yesterday and I couldn't help myself. I ordered one of the red rusticated Basic Pokers, too. Now, if I can manage to keep from buying that Snail Grade....

    I like your taste in liquor, too, Neal. Don Julio Añejo is very nice. One of my favorite easy-to-find tequilas. Diplomatico Rum is excellent as well. Sweet and dare I say, rummy. El Dorado 12 is my favorite, but secretly enjoy Cruzan Single Barrel, too.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Yikes this Eltang Liverpool is petite. It's like a Dunhill group 3/4ths! Walls are as thin as can be -- about 2.5mm or 3/32nds". I'm guessing this is primarily designed to smoke cigarette-style shag tobacco, as some Danes are known to do.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    That small? I knew they were little guys, but I didn't realize they were so little. Maybe a good pipe for flakes?

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    They are certainly feather weight, thus the designation. But surprisingly durable little smoking machines. Flakes or shag are both good. I smoke Orlik Golden Sliced in mine.

    Posted 3 months ago #

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