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  1. laniromee

    "3 Year old Dunhill" Available at SPC

    I didn't care too much for the last iteration of Dunhill blends and never had any of the old stuff. But I feel for everyone who will miss them as we are all tobacco orphans in some way or another. And this last batch went out pretty fast. Congratulations to anyone here who was able to make one...
  2. laniromee

    Which Famous Blends Have You Never Tried?

    I'm sure you're right. I was a fan of VAs from McC which all seemed to be just like what you described there. I'll remember that when I finally try my Escudo for the first time.
  3. laniromee

    Which Famous Blends Have You Never Tried?

    Here in Brazil we don't have easy access to much. Every famous blend that you guys are lucky to take for granted is equally hard to find around these parts, more or less... So it's a long list for me. Having said that, it's funny but I'm also sitting on a tin of Escudo for the past five years...
  4. laniromee

    Hello from Korea!

    반갑습니다! I'm a Brazilian-born korean, welcome to the forum and to the greatest hobby in the world. If you ever need a friend to talk about pipes, tobacco and life in general, shoot me a PM.
  5. laniromee

    Could Ghosting Actually be a Good Thing?

    I thought about that one a lot. I have some Frog Morton stashed away that I was planning to smoke in a dedicated pipe to make a "Frog-Morton-ghosted" pipe for my endless enjoyment... I believe the ghost effect can potentially add another dimension to whatever you smoke in the pipe, just like...
  6. laniromee

    My New Askwith!

    Polyester looks better than acrylic to me, congrats!
  7. laniromee

    My New Askwith!

    Chris Askwith is one of my favorite carvers and an all-around nice guy to talk to. I'm not too much into neoclassical shapes but that one is killing it. Is that really acrylic though? I thought he favored polyester stems.
  8. laniromee

    How to Maintain Vulcanite Stems Easy and Safe?

    I guess since olive oil is a perishable product that makes sense, but I can tell you it hasn't happened yet to me even though some of those pipes are not handled too much. Maybe I should switch before it does since I already have lots of mineral oil for knife care.
  9. laniromee

    How to Maintain Vulcanite Stems Easy and Safe?

    I heard the stories but mine never did, for some reason. Maybe people are using unfiltered olive oil?
  10. laniromee

    How to Maintain Vulcanite Stems Easy and Safe?

    Immediately after each smoke I will thoroughly dry the stem. After the pipe has cooled down a bit, I give it a thin coat of olive oil and that's it. I have no reason to prefer olive over mineral but I do.
  11. laniromee

    Rustication Discussion

    To me, the texture of a pipe in the hand is very important. So I like rusticated pipes. At the moment I own four of them: The first one is a very small rusticated billiard by Dagner. I'm not a fan of the brand but I do enjoy small pipes and came upon it very cheap. A really like the texture...
  12. laniromee

    What Makes a Good Pipe?

    To me if the fit is good, the airhole drilling is open and meets the bottom of the chamber nicely, the tenon is beveled, stem funneling is decent and the button is thin and rounded, then such pipe is already a best smoker. Some of those are more important than others and you can have a pipe that...
  13. laniromee

    What Do You Like Or Dislike About An Oom Paul?

    That's a very interesting piece! Who is the maker?
  14. laniromee

    What Do You Like Or Dislike About An Oom Paul?

    I dislike pipes that are too big, so lucky me someone thought of making a cute little oom paul for when I have some work or reading to do. Don't mind the messy desk, I'm working!
  15. laniromee

    Smoking Pipes 20% Off Sale. Post Your Pics Here!

    You know, with this corona virus business I've decided to save and refrain from buying pipes. Also, the exchange rate for BRL to USD is insane right now. But 20% is too good of a deal to pass up. I hate smokingpipes and this awful pipe they made me purchase.
  16. laniromee

    A Discussion to Change the Pace.

    I don't drink but I've been smoking tobacco since my teens. I did dabble in cigars but never got hooked. Then a girl I used to date bought me my first pipe in the hopes that I would quit cigarettes. Fell in love with the girl and with the pipe.
  17. laniromee

    Any Issue with a Horn Stem?

    Funny thing about Brazil: Acrylic and Ebonite are actually much more expensive materials than horn is. We do raise cattle after all (Brazilian steakhouse anyone?) but import taxes for more traditional materials are overbearing. So our local pipemakers must make do. Here is a rusticated author...
  18. laniromee

    About Dunhill DR Specially Selected

    I'm really sorry if this post is too off-topic but I can't stay silent after how rude Forciori was. He is quite famous here in Brazil for all the wrong reasons. He knows a little about Dunhill history and often boasts that he's internationally recognized for his knowledge and collection - And...
  19. laniromee

    Show Off Your Barlings Here

    You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you so much.
  20. laniromee

    Show Off Your Barlings Here

    Hey, @sablebrush52! I hope this message finds you well. I was wondering if you could lend me your expertise again to help my identify and date a pipe. It belongs to a friend. I looked around some and did not find too much info on these markings, but I believe it to be a post-trans BB&S? Is it...