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  1. sasquatch

    Fake Dunhill Pipes on Etsy?

    The claim was that a fake Dunhill is listed for sale. It's not the case. I'm not vouching for the vendor, I'm saying that the pipe in question is a real Dunhill.
  2. sasquatch

    Fake Dunhill Pipes on Etsy?

    Now that is proper scamminess.
  3. sasquatch

    Fake Dunhill Pipes on Etsy?

    People are convinced there's hundreds of fake dunhills being made every day, and it's just not true. The fakes are usually dead obvious (wrong stamping, wrong shape/finish) and sometimes less obvious but to a trained eye, there are process-marks that pipes of every brand bear. Anyone faking...
  4. sasquatch

    Fake Dunhill Pipes on Etsy?

    So, the pipe in the link is almost certainly a real Dunhill to my eye. What makes you think it's fake? The stem work is correct, shape, button size, shape and size of tenon, etc.
  5. sasquatch

    Dunhill LC pipes & modern iterations

    Whoops, yeah typo.
  6. sasquatch

    Dunhill LC pipes & modern iterations

    Oh Robert Telfer too, and like Max, he's doing curved drilling. My pipes are conventionally drilled. (Edit I suppose it's JUST possible that Max's pipes as shown are a straight drilling.) The original LCs were not, they were curve-drilled in some French factory.
  7. sasquatch

    Dunhill LC pipes & modern iterations

    Gustavo Cunha (Maretlo pipes) does some fun LC stuff, Michael Parks does a version... but they are few and far between. Difficult, treacherous, and far easier to do badly than correctly.
  8. sasquatch

    Uneven Tenon

    Thing with nail polish is that you can apply it in micro-thin doses, and it's sandable if you get too much. Epoxy is going to make that pipe never fit together again, is my guess. We're talking about 1/1000th of an inch.
  9. sasquatch

    The Charatan Replacement Blends.

    The "house flavor" is indeed usually missing from Dunhill clones. I don't know what it is, the "thickness" of the flavor, that leathery feel to the smoke.
  10. sasquatch

    Savinelli - Annoying Experience

    And drill to pass a pipe cleaner. And get rid of the filter system. But yeah. Sure.
  11. sasquatch

    Dating A Kaywoodie "Handmade" Oversized Pipe

    https://pipedia.org/wiki/Collector%27s_Guide_to_Kaywoodie_Pipes The oversize handmades show up in the 40s catalogs
  12. sasquatch

    Dating A Kaywoodie "Handmade" Oversized Pipe

    There's a kaywoodie-centric board: kaywoodie - https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/kaywoodie/
  13. sasquatch

    Mild Headache After Tobac Order

    If you go to Walmart, don't expect a fitting by Gucci himself.
  14. sasquatch

    Tight Stem / Tenon

    Savinelli tenons are teflon or delrin, they aren't vulcanite and don't take well to sanding. Taking wood out of the mortise, the .005" we are talking about is easy and painless, and much safer than things like graphite where you aren't reducing the stress on the mortise, but reducing the...
  15. sasquatch

    Tight Stem / Tenon

    Briar moves with humidity changes. If it's super tight, you may have to put a little sandpaper around a pencil or something and take just a little material out of the mortise (takes only a twist or two, we are talking 1/1000th of an inch).
  16. sasquatch

    Worlds Slowest Race

    New boots, Berg?
  17. sasquatch

    Evolution Of A Carver

    It's a pipe forum. You want quantum electrodynamics, that's next door.
  18. sasquatch

    Evolution Of A Carver

    Okay, I'll bite. Same guy made all 5 of those pipes? Cuz I see a Charatan copy, a blocky Danish freehand, a Zulu that has a lovely piece of briar and pretty loosey-goosey shaping, a billiard that is almost shaped correctly and has a two dollar stem, and a blocky bandsaw-ish take on a zulu...
  19. sasquatch

    Review of Smoking Pipes Reviews

    All reviews, everywhere, are dumpster fires. People that only smoke latakia reviewing aromatics and finding them weak or fake. People who hate Australian wine and only drink Chardonnay in the first place piss all over a big spicy Shiraz. "Ew, it tasted like spicy dirt." Yeah. That's...
  20. sasquatch

    Castello Inclusion

    Ordinarily I'd say "no big deal" to a little pit in the briar. In this case, there's a definite line of dark brown weaving through the briar right at the pit, and that wood is softer and more prone to burning. Will it immediately fall apart? No. But it's not a good quality piece of wood.