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Two New BST aka Sasquatch Pipes.

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  • Started 1 year ago by cigrmaster
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  1. cigrmaster

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    I commissioned Sas to make me a Dublin a few weeks ago in a group 5 size. He made two of them to see which one I liked better and since I couldn't decide, I had to get them both. I am very excited to get these because I have heard they are great smokers from a lot of people.

    Harris
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    Beauties!

    BLACKBLOODs for life...just please keep making Black House!
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    Thems nice lookers. If I had to choose, it'd be the taller bowled one -- although the coloring and flow of the dublin/pot's cumberland stem is very unusual and interesting as well!

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    Wow- those are real beauties. I have to go along with rothnh - the bigger bowl, stain, coloring, cumberland stem, nice!

    "Be seeing you"


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    Harris, you have way too many beautiful pipes for just one man. lol

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    CigM., Sir you have a good eye. Both are great.

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    Thanks guys, it is appreciated.

    Peck, no such thing as too many, as you well know. Hell you have double of what I have. lol You need to start a thread showing us a bunch.

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    Those are both very nice. Really like both of them and they should be good with VA's. What shape is the chamber, I wonder?

    I've heard some smokers rave about conical bowls working well with VA's. My favorite VA pipe has a conical bowl and it just brings out the flavors in those tobaccos. Harris, what's your experience in that regard?

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    Enjoy!

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    btw - my bad. I didn't realize you got both - you lucky man you!

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    Beautiful pipes Roth! I love those classic shapes.

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    How much for you to lease a few pipes to me?? Those look great!

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    I've heard some smokers rave about conical bowls working well with VA's.

    I think there's some truth to this, although I must say I also have "non-conical" bowls that smoke virginias very well. I believe the pipe's chamber diameter also impacts this -- to generalize, a Group 4 with a chamber diameter of .70" - .75" smokes virginia blends better than those with larger diameters, such as a pot or a large bowled Ardor.

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    Beautiful pipes. Congratulations.

    (edit: love those stems too!)

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    Dam it Harris!!Your KILLIN me with those cumberland stems...

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    Nice pipes, and Todd is a great guy too.

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    Very nice !! I like dublins and cumberland.

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    pitchfork, I love my Dublins because they smoke flakes so well. I have more of those than any other shape in my collection, with these two I now have 11 out of 44 pipes. I find that the way the bowl narrows combined with the thick walls, makes for a flake smoking machine. I have other pipes that smoke flakes great as well, maybe it is the look also but I love my Dublins.

    gray, sorry buddy but my babies are precious, so no leasing. Hell I only let my son smoke a few of my pipes, and he never touches the artisan ones.

    Thanks for all the nice comments guys, it is appreciated.

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    Congratulations Harris on your new pipes. I hope they smoke well for you.

    Doug.

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    Great shapes. Enjoy them and let us know what you think of them.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    The new pipes came in and I smoked the top one first. It smoked dry as a bone with no pipe cleaner needed. It was fairly cool considering there is no cake. The stem design is a little different than what I am used to but will get used to it I am sure. The button design is great, and the drilling is spot on. The bowl size is a nice group 5 and the pipe weighs only 44 grams, nice and light for clenching. The pipes look way better in person and I am very pleased.

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    Should I ever turn criminal, I know whose house I'm gonna hit first

    "Each of you be a light unto yourself; betake yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone beside yourself." -The Buddha
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    troutface, I have a much better place for you to rob. I have peckinpah's home address if you would like it, his collection is worth at least double of mine. I do expect a finders fee of course.

    I have not smoked the second pipe yet, I am on new medication and my taste buds are a little off right now and I want them to be perfect for when I give it it's maiden voyage.

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    No one here is buying that fable, Flakemaster. You have the goods in your little Rad Davis museum. Plus, you have a cellar that would make GL Pease himself shudder in awe.

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    lol, Peck, maybe he should wait a few months till the Cooke's and Park's and Bangs and Knudsens come in. hehe

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    Nice pipes. I prefer the shoter bowled one myself. But if u can get both, then why not?

    The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
    ~Albert Einstein
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    "Rad Davis museum" Looks like I will have some extra cash coming in and am thinking of having Rad make me that pretty bent billiard he does, in a blast. Still nervous about spending that much on a pipe but what the hell, you only live once.

    Cheers

    Jeff

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    If I can highjack a thread about my pipes to say something about Rad's - if buying a pipe at that level of quality is a "new" thing for you troutface, you couldn't do better than to buy one from Rad. I think people misunderstand what a really good pipe is like until they have one. And once you move in that direction, going "back" is usually unthinkable.

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    Good Day All;

    A few thoughts .... Harris .. Peck ..... what's it worth to you, each, for me not to post your addresses? I am pretty sure I have both. Then again I have talked to Harris about his pets and would love to hear the tale of any would be thief at his abode.

    And what Todd said!!! Until you've held a high quality pipe in hand and mouth and smoked one, you'll never understand why the demmand. Plus once you've crossed over to the "dark side" you can never go back. Ask Harris. bwaaahahahahaaa

    Regards
    BB

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    Mike, my killer dog Brutus would lick someone to death before he bit them.

    It is true what Sas and Mike say about an artisan pipe that has a great hand cut stem, it is difficult to go back. I bought my first one in August and have not bought any other type of pipe since. That is 21 straight pipes made by artisans with hand cut vulcanite stems. If someone had told me that there was that much of a difference, I would have called bullshit. But the fact is they are that much different and it is noticeable after the first smoke. The beauty is that you do not have to spend a fortune, many of mine were in the 200.00 range with the least expensive being my Steve Morrissete which I stole for 139.00 delivered.

    jeff, buying a Rad means you will be getting a pipe that smokes as good as pipes costing 3-4 times the price.

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    Well I just sent Rad an email to get the ball rolling. Getting any new pipe is exciting, but this is on another level!

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    Mike,

    A photo of my vicious "Pipe Patrol Pooch" is below (just taken this Christmas). This should scare all potential pipe thieves away.

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    And I haven't smoked one of Todd's BST pipes yet (but will soon) but based on Harris's review Todd's pipes also provide an top notch artisan smoking experience. So don't forget about Todd when you are looking into a new pipe.

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