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Winslow - Size to Weight Ratio

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  • Started 1 year ago by The Pipe Monk
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  1. disinformatique

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    I've noticed Poul's pipes are a tad bit heavier than other artisans, just an observation not a criticism or a rant. I'm talking normal sized pipes here. Is it the briar? or do Winslow makes his pipes extra THICC? What are your thoughts about them?

    Pipes that intrigued me Winslow: Smooth Bent Apple with Boxwood (D) and Winslow: Smooth Bent Billiard (Private Collection)

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    Chris

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  2. chasingembers

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    May just be really dense briar. Lovely pieces btw.

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    Both very lovely pipes. I'd be hard pressed to choose between the two. But the grain on that billiard! Seems more like a volcano/pot to me though.

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    I would have called the billiard a volcano as well.

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    Oh yeah that is a Volcano with a grain as tight as a bodybuilder's butt, I am just a bit wary of the weight of the pipe. Winslow is the master of the freeform and it shows.

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    I have a Crown 300 bent dublin that weighs in at 56.7 grams, and is a joy to smoke. Winslow indeed does good work.

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    Yup, I like Winslow makes pipes ranging from $95 to $1000 or more !! Something for everyone.

    Although, his lower lines, machine made or he makes them all?

    Chris

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    Briar varies quite a bit in weight for volume. Johs was sourcing briar for a while that was notably lighter weight for its size than most. He never sold pipes as featherweight, but some of his certainly were. It's an added luxury at the same time that he kept his prices moderate. If you move around with a pipe in your mouth, clench, or even just lighting the pipe, lighter weight is a real attribute. Nonetheless, those are striking pipes, whatever they weigh.

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