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  1. fishnbanjo

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    I was warned by several members that Pipes that were old, 1913 certainly qualifies, can have catastrophic events. Some have been known to crack and others totally split. It’s been killing me as to what to do and I made up my mind this week would be its maiden smoke.

    Humidity has been very high all week so I removed it from its case so it would hopefully soak some up. I chose some 2011 Esoterica Dorchester with a slightly moister feel than I would normally use and it smokes perfectly so far, will know if it made a decent protective coating shortly.
    banjo

    Posted 7 months ago #
  2. haparnold

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    If anything happens, at least the pipe will 'die with its boots on', Banjo.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
    Posted 7 months ago #
  3. didache

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    What a beautiful pipe! Pipes are made to be smoked, not locked up in a case - and I can think of few better to use it as the good Lord (and the pipe maker) intended!

    Mike

    "Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief." - Bill Vaughan
    Posted 7 months ago #
  4. fishnbanjo

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    Success, at least 90% coverage and a splendid 1st smoke, only wish the maker were known!
    banjo

    Posted 7 months ago #
  5. philobeddoe

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    Good on you Banjo, pipes were made to be smoked. May that beautiful briar give you many hours of smoking pleasure.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. fishnbanjo

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    What’s not to love about a perfect Bulldog with Diamond Shank with the edge covered with silver nicely engraved that mirrors over onto the real Amber stem, the tenon is bone and the fit up is right on with no over or under run.
    banjo

    Posted 7 months ago #
  7. bnichols23

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    Definitely concur with you guys all around 100%. None of my pipes are to collect. All are smokers or I don't have them. Loving bulldogs like I do, that's a particularly good looker! The shank is excellent; let me it. Hope it stays with you, banjo!

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 7 months ago #
  8. davet

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    Beautiful pipe

    Posted 7 months ago #
  9. bnichols23

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    Sorry -- "let me it" was supposed to be "love it". Damn Otto core etc. ......

    Posted 7 months ago #
  10. ashdigger

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    Very nice pipe. Good for you Banjo!!

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 7 months ago #
  11. weezell

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    Smoke that sucker! If she dies,she dies, but that is what it was made for...

    "the weez"...
    Posted 7 months ago #
  12. jaytex969

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    Quite a regal piece of briar.

    What's your opinion of amber stems, overall?

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 7 months ago #
  13. artificialme

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    No Bamboo this time? But I always look forward to see all of your collections banjo

    Adhie was here
    Posted 7 months ago #
  14. mso489

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    On the other hand, you may be launching its next 105 years.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  15. cortezattic

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    One of my favorite shapes. Thanks for posting the picture.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Banjo, you have the coolest pipes!
    Enjoy.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  17. fishnbanjo

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    jaytex969, since I don’t clench my Pipes I really like the mouth feel of Amber, I have several, regards.
    banjo

    Posted 7 months ago #
  18. paulie66scandinavian

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    Stunning looking pipe.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 7 months ago #

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