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Ukrainian Pearwood Pipe

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  1. 4dotsasieni

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    Just received this Ukrainian-made pearwood pipe, which I bought on Ebay for $18 (plus $10 shipping)! For the price, it's extremely well-crafted, and smokes OK, but it's bigger than I expected (should have read the dimensions) and heavy in the hand -- way too heavy for me to hold in my mouth. Still, it's a great value for only $28. (The shape is called "Drop.)

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    I like the looks of that one.

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    Very nice - congrats!

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    Good looking pipe for sure. Every time I look at it that shape grows on me.

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    Love that shape. How does it smoke? How is the engineering of the pile? Is it varnished on the inside of the bowl?

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    I have a pear and it is extremely light, I'm surprised yours is heavy, nice pipe though....

    Welcome aboard.

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    How is the Pearwood compared to Briar? I see a couple woods on Ebay and really don't know how much of a difference where talking about.

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  8. 4dotsasieni

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    To answer a couple of questions:

    No, it is not varnished inside the bowl - lightly pre-charred, though. I started it out with a light alcohol rub, then honey coating.

    Although there's nothing like briar, pearwood seems to smoke fine. I also have a pipe made of oak that, so far, works well.

    As far as the weight, I think it's because of the size of the pipe and the thickness of the bowl, not the wood itself.

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  9. mikephillips

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    I've looked at a number of these pear-root pipes, some of them I find pretty attractive, just haven't pulled the trigger on buying one because I don't want to end up with something unusable.

    How do you mean "there's nothing like briar"? Does it smoke hot/cold/wet/dry, any strange flavor or odor?

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    How do you mean "there's nothing like briar"? Does it smoke hot/cold/wet/dry, any strange flavor or odor?

    Yep Mike, that's how I should have worded the question.

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    Very nice looking pipe, and interesting shape.. Congrats and Enjoy

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    "How do you mean "there's nothing like briar"? Does it smoke hot/cold/wet/dry, any strange flavor or odor?"

    No, it smokes fine - it just doesn't have the beautiful look of briar - the grain, the "feel" of the wood. And I could swear that when I light a new briar for the first time, there's a distinct "briar-y" taste. But I'm quite happy with this pearwood pipe, and also with my oak wood pipe. Haven't tried olivewood yet, but it's good to know that there are alternatives to the ever-dwindling supply of good briar.

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