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    I was looking at Winslow pipes and found them very beautiful, and also very pricy. Has anyone owned one? How good are they?

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    I have 2 and they are excellent smokers.

    The Old Cajun
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    Over the years I have owned maybe 6-8 handmade WInslows. These are the ones that are marked E,D,C,B,A. All of mine were no higher than a B grade. The E's smoked just as good as the B just the B had nicer grain.

    Every Winslow I ever owned was a great smoker. The only reason I sold all of mine was because they all had acrylic stems and they were all pretty heavy. I have no experience with their lower grade pipes but I would be willing to bet they make a great pipe for around 100 bucks.

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    I have one, and it is a great smoker. I highly recommend them.

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    I remember someone on here once said that Winslows were a bargain for exceptional briar. And that the secret wouldn't a secret long. Now they have some higher priced ones, seems Winslow heard it too.

    Jason
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    Jason, when I first began buying Winslow's back in 1998 or so they only made high end hand made pipes. The grading went from E-A back then and they didn't have the Private Collector grade either. The first one I bought was a C grade and it retailed for 500.00. It wasn't until maybe 9 or so years ago that they began making more affordable pipes.

    That C grade Winslow was like the 3rd pipe I ever bought. My buddy who owned the tobacco shop where I bought it gave me 20 percent off. It was a great smoker for a lot of years. The sucker weigh around 100 grams though.

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    thank you very much for all comments. looks like its a solid one. What does this grading mean? which grade is better?

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    I have a Winslow Poker, the 90-100 dollar one. Pretty sure it's a Viking grade, which means it may be machined but finished by hand. It still has a Made By Hand stamp. I love it and it is one of my work horses!

    The above grades E is the lower and A is the higher. But as noted, they might smoke similar but have nicer briar.

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    I have just bought a Winsløw Crown 200 straight apple (almost like "lollipop") and I wasn't expecting for such a high quality pipe. It has a small bowl but it has a wonderful taste and it smokes excellent. My new favourite and I'm sure that I will buy more from him. I can compare it to my Savinelli Ghibli, similar smoking capabilities. The only minus is the weight, but it is a very good quality, dense briar. My Petersons are not even near to this Winsløw and the Sherlock is a more expensive category. I totally recommend it.

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    Winslow pipes are highly, highly recommended. On par with my old patent era Dunhills!

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    daniel, congrats on the new pipe. Any pictures you care to share.

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    Of course, cigrmaster! Danish Pipe Shop pictures about the exact pipe I received ("This Is a unique item and the images show the exact item you will receive") and in my hand:





    Sorry, I have XL hands.

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    My Crown 300. Been a joy to smoke for a few years now.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    The 300 series is bigger than the 200 in general? I would prefer something in the same size category as my 200 apple, as most of my other pipes are king size and I need shorter smokes as well. Or the difference is mainly in the quality/pattern of the briar?

    I'm already searching for at least one more Winsløw pipe, maybe some "flower shape" freehand or a rusticated, bent type. Maybe something darker.

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    Not sure about size difference as the Crown line was just done by Poul as sort of a less expensive line with less dense grain complete with preformed and not hand cut acrylic stems.

    I need shorter smokes as well.

    Just fill your chamber partially full.

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    Just fill your chamber partially full.

    Nah, it is so unsatisfying to smoke a pipe with half bowl.

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    Never really bothered me, I just always packed the volume I intended to smoke. Now that my collecting days are behind me, it's become even easier to do for some reason.

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    Pocket pipes are always an option. If you can find one, Nording ducks are tiny.

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    This duckhead is a funny one but I think I couldn't use it as an everyday pipe, not really my taste.

    I have a Savinelli minuto (poker/cherrywood) for that reason, it is a nice pocket pipe. I also like petite series from them, maybe one day I will buy one. But the best would be if I shape a pocket pipe for myself, so it could be the size I need.

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    daniel, that Winslow is gorgeous. Congrats on a fine addition to your collection. I hope you get many years of great smokes from it.

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    Like cigrmaster I have had several Winslows of various grades. Mine were/are size 2 to 4, mostly classsic styles and I still have a few left that I cannot part with. Almost everything about them is perfect: design (subjective), grain, drilling, finish, smokability and stemwork. The only downsides are that all the otherwise perfect stems being acrylic. If only Winslow could also offer ebonite/vulcanite for those of us who prefer that... I think the more affordable Crown series is indeed matching higher priced pipes of most other brands today. I hoped and often wish I could ignore my old preference for ebonite/vulcanite but it is sometimes difficult to teach an old dog new tricks...

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    Crowns are definitely a great pipe for the price. Mine gets reached for quite frequently.

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    daniel, that Winslow is gorgeous. Congrats on a fine addition to your collection. I hope you get many years of great smokes from it.

    Thank you, I wish the same for you! I'm sure that this pipe will serve well. And I'm also sure that this wasn't my last pipe from Poul.

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    They are beautiful pipes. I need to get a new camera to do it justice. Earlier years with Poul Winslow stamp in an oval.

    "He was loosely dressed, but tightly wound". Louise Penny.
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    Here's the stamp.

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    Daniel, you're welcome.

    mau, that is a looker. What grade is that one?

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    There's no grade stamp on it. It's one of his older pipes. From Pipedia"

    "STAMPS AND GRADES

    Old Winslöw-pipes are stamped with his name in big block-letter or in an oval."

    And there's no silver dots on the stem.

    It's a high grade IMO.

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    Pretty cool you have one that old. I would say a B grade at the minimum.

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    I'm fortunate that it's in pretty good condition as well. One of my top 10 for sure. That and my P. Jeppesen!

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    They smoke great and there are a lot of estates around if you look for something more budget friendly. Or check out the Winslow Crown Pipes. They arent completly hand made from what I have heared but good quality none the less

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