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What Would You Call This Shape?

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  • Started 1 month ago by cigrmaster
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  1. cigrmaster

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    I just won this off a pipestud auction and I am psyched. It has been 7 long years since I was able to get an other Scott Thile pipe into my collection, they are tough to come by, especially one hardly smoked.

    I don't know the rules about when a pipe is a bulldog or a rhodesian. The pipe I bought looks like a rhody to me, but I am no expert. The pipe is a nice sized group 4.



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  2. pepesdad1

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    Can't help you with the shape, but the stem work on that is just plain gorgeous...as is the rest of the pipe!

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    Bulldog kicked back relaxed on vacation. Beautiful pipe with a unique personal look

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    Loosely diamond shank, I'd call it a bulldog.

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    Do Bulldogs also have the rim of the pipe angled so much towards the middle. Also do all bulldogs have the 2 lines and a rhody only has one?

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    Yes, though the edges are rounded a bit, the shank is still diamond shaped, so I'd call it a bulldog. A Rhodesian has a round, or maybe in some cases an oval, shank, but this is clearly in a diamond configuration despite the rounded edges. I'd cite the Savinelli 673 shape, which has a similarly rounded diamond shank, and which in most cases is identified as a bulldog. These shape issues are always up for grabs because of the creativity of pipe carvers, but I feel this is a safe call. As many may know, Scott Thile is the father of Chris Thile, the accomplished mandolin player and now radio variety show host. Is Scott retired or just making fewer pipes lately?

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    Whatever it is, it's a beaut! Enjoy!

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    The angle of the bowl and the bead lines whether one, two, or none, are optional on both bulldogs and Rhodesians.

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    I’d let that Bulldog bite me.

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    Harris:
    I'd call it a Rhodesian Ridgeback (Dog), a hybrid pipe. The shank is diamond cross-section on its back & round cross-section along its belly, hence the Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog.

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    Thanks for all the nice comments and answers to my question. So consensus says Bulldog.

    cossack, I had a friend who had a Rhodesian ridgeback and it was a great animal.

    I also have this Rad Davis pipe that I have never figured out what it should be called.

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    Er, that's a bullcano! Or a voldog.

    Edit: (just noticed the stem's roundness)

    Maybe a Rhocano! Bulldesian?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    jp, I like Bulldesian, that sounds perfect.

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    Bent bulldog, Danish style.

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    I think you need to sell that Rad to me. LOL

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    Daniel17 is right, by my account! She's a beauty!

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    Thanks for the nice comments guys.

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    I was always confused regarding bulldog Rhodesian. So I'm no help there but it looks like a Nording Hunter pipe version of a bulldog.

    Hunting dog?

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    Yes, though the edges are rounded a bit, the shank is still diamond shaped, so I'd call it a bulldog. A Rhodesian has a round, or maybe in some cases an oval, shank, but this is clearly in a diamond configuration despite the rounded edges.

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    Bulldog Shih Tzu

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    The pipe came in about half an hour ago. I immediately loaded some 2012 Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake in it. The pipe looked brand new. There was a tiny bit of grey on the inside and the rest was a naked bowl, Someone may have lit it up and the forgot to smoke it. The pipe is performing as it should. Cool, dry, tobacco tastes great, what more could I want. It was also nice and shiny like someone had just waxed it. The grain is crazy good, pics don't do it justice at all.

    Thanks to my good buddy pipestud for allowing me to steal yet another fine pipe.

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    I also have this Rad Davis pipe that I have never figured out what it should be called.

    I’d call that a Snifter.

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    DIAMOND SHANK.......BULLDOG.NICE PIECE OF WOOD,BY THE WAY.

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    Love it - I'd call it a Bulldog too for the shank, even though the shape of the bowl seems really Rhodesian

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    Interesting. The pipe below was purchased for 12 and one half American simoleons (plus twice that for shipping) and is supposedly unsmoked and supposedly going to arrive at my house from Italy some day. I've been waiting on it forever. Brebbia seems to think this kind of round-at-the-top-and-bottom-angled-at-the-sides shank belongs on a Rhodesian. But who knows... I've been kind of wondering if this (perhaps existing) pipe might not be a counterfeit or something. The stem's way off, for one thing. But that's another story...

    Edit: Forgot to say what an absolutely beautiful pipe that is, man. Just stupendous!

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  26. newbroom

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    I submit: Bullhorn.
    In my lights, a diamond shank is the bully, round is the Rhodesian.
    Incredible birds eye rim. I hope it shows more in true light.

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    Thanks for the nice comments and opinions it is appreciated

    Newbroom, the birdseye on top is pretty cool.

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    Voldogbash

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    Yeah, that works. Had some of that for lunch, I think.

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