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Top 10 American makers

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  • Started 3 months ago by fishnbanjo
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  1. fishnbanjo

    fishnbanjo

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    One of my top 10 American makers is this wonderfully craggy pipe by Michael Butera, keeping it smokey with some Dunhill Dark Flake, what makers are in your top 10 American makers?
    banjo

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I am completing a 7 day set of American carved pipes. I'm at 6 total now. It's been a wonderful little rabbit hole to explore. Most of my collection includes typical known carvers.

    But I will say that I am very impressed with Bill Shalosky's work. He was kind of under the radar for me.

    Neal
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I only have a few of the carvers on my list.

    1. Ryan Alden (have 2)
    2. Scottie Piersel (have 1)
    3. Walt Hettinger (have 1)
    4. Silver Gray
    5. J.Alan
    6. Rad Davis
    7. Adam Davidson
    8. Alex Florov
    9. Brad Pohlmann
    10. Dave Huber

    Jason
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    In no particular order mine are:

    Michael Butera
    Trevor Talbert
    Scottie Piersel
    JT Cooke
    Rad Davis
    Brian Ruthenberg
    Jesse Jones
    David Huber
    Nate King
    Bill Shalosky

    Admittedly there are more that I could put in there any given day!
    banjo

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    My go-to carver in Colfax, N.C., sells only at the TAPS pipe show and the state fair, not online nor through retailers, so he's not a pipe-club name, but he works in briar, Mountain Laurel, and sometimes maple and Cocobolo, so I'll throw his name in the ring -- Jerry Perry. My other fav is the late N.C. award-winning carver Bob Hayes.

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    Mine would be (in no particular order):

    Brad Pohlmann
    Jesse Jones
    Michael Butera
    Nate King
    Scottie Piersel
    Trevor Talbert
    Clark Layton
    Ryan Alden
    Thomas James
    Tonni Nielsen

    Okay, the last one isn't American by birth but I like him.

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    My 10 favorite American carvers that I own or have owned, in no particular order.

    Rad Davis
    Brad Pohlmann
    Nate King
    Ryan Alden
    Bill Shalosky
    Premal Chheda
    Scott Thile
    Micah Redmond
    Michael Lindner
    Jerry Crawford

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    My favorites, though I haven't owned pipes by most of them:
    Jesse Jones
    Premal Chheda
    Nate King
    JT Cooke
    Rad Davis
    David S Huber
    Bill Shalosky
    Ryan Alden
    Silver Gray

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I have not purchased an artisan pipe, yet. I have always liked the work of Mark Tinsky and Trevor Talbert.

    Duane
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    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Larry Roush (especially his newer pipes which are classic shapes and sizes)
    Butera
    J. Alan
    Jesse Jones
    JT Cooke
    Rad Davis
    Silver Gray
    Brad Pohlman
    Tinsky
    Jerry Crawford

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I will play:

    Thomas James
    Jesse Jones
    Bill Shalosky
    Jerry Crawford
    Scott Thile
    Scott Klein
    Jerry Crawford
    David Huber
    Abe Herbaugh
    Nate King

    That is my list.. I had to leave a couple off to keep the 10 limit and I left any off who are no longer making pipes.

    "I believe that many who find that 'nothing happens' when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand"
    ~ C.S. Lewis
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I guess I have to get on the ball.

    I only own one artisan pipe, which does happen to be an American (I think)

    A Todd Harris Panel Lovat Morta. Does a fine job with burley flakes.

    Unless you count the Rad Davis Dublin that Harris is hanging onto for me...

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 3 months ago #

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